Care and Treatment of Dogs in Experiments, Research and Training
Updated: Jul 28
The following resolution was approved by the membership of the Northville Democratic Club on April 27, 2020.
WHEREAS, the United States is a civilized country; our citizens demand the respectful and loving care of animals, especially domesticated species like canis familiaris (i.e. dogs); and
WHEREAS, conducting research or training activities on dogs in ways that cause pain and distress is intolerable, and
WHEREAS, current statutes in the State of Michigan fall short of citizens’ demands; and
WHEREAS, penalties for research or training activities that cause pain and distress to dogs are insufficient to curb such behavior in the State, and
WHEREAS, House Bill No. 5090 would correct these gaps by prohibiting such activity and prescribing civil sanctions for violations,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Northville Democratic Club demands the Michigan House allow full committee discussion and floor votes for HB 5090.