Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

Action Alert from Farm Sanctuary

California: Action Needed to Stop Legislation Attempting to Codify a Right to Animal Research

California state legislation AB 2296 has been reframed as a bill for academic research and was just amended to suggest that academic freedom includes a constitutional right to perform animal research. Farm animal advocates are concerned because within the last few decades, an increasing number of scientists are using farm animals in research. There is no constitutionally protected right to engage in animal research, lawful or otherwise, and AB 2296's suggestion that such a right exists is misleading. Please ask your State Senator to oppose AB 2296.

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