Support 'Koda's Law'
passed, "Koda's Law" (or Michigan House Bill
4663) will ban pound seizure from class b
dealers in Michigan. Pound seizure is the
practice of allowing shelter cats and dogs to be
used in experimental research. "Koda's
Law" is named after a shelter dog (photo left)
that, instead of being placed for adoption, was
sold to a USDA class b dealer (animal broker)
and resold to the University of Michigan, where
he was used in the university's Advanced Trauma
Life Support (ATLF) Class, and then euthanized.
Koda's former family believed that taking him to
a shelter would allow him another opportunity to
find a home and did not know he would be used
for research. Since this incident, the
University of Michigan no longer uses cats and
dogs in its ATLF class. But sadly,
situations similar to Koda's continue to happen
to far too many shelter cats and dogs in
Two Ways to Help
Click here to sign the Michigan House petition to
eliminate pound seizure in Michigan animal
2. Click here to ask the House Agriculture Committee to set this bill for a hearing and vote in support of its passage.
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