LANSING, MI-- State Representative Sara Cambensy has introduced a bill that would prohibit publicly funded institutions from conducting painful experiments on dogs for research purposes.
The Marquette Democrat says such dogs are often forced to undergo multiple surgeries and painful implants before they’re eventually killed. She says she wants to put a stop to those practices in favor of more humane, human-relevant research.
Cambensy states, “For me and so many Michiganders, dogs are important members of our families and they deserve better. Not only are these experiments cruel, they are medically unnecessary. We have human, cell and computer-based research methods that render these types of experiments on dogs pointless and gratuitous.”