US HB5244 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 36-6)
Status: Introduced on September 14 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-10-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requires federal research facilities to facilitate the adoption or nonlaboratory placement of certain warm-blooded animals (e.g., dogs, cats, monkeys, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits) with animal rescue organizations, animal sanctuaries, animal shelters, or individuals. In order to be adopted or placed, the animals must (1) no longer be needed for research; (2) be suitable for release; (3) not be birds, rats, or mice.

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AFTER Act of 2021 Animal Freedom from Testing, Experiments, and Research Act of 2021



2021-10-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
2021-09-14HouseReferred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
2021-09-14HouseIntroduced in House


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