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This site is dedicated to the animals who suffered and died because of Minnesota Statute 35.71 from 1949 to present. While other states passed similar laws, now only Minnesota and Utah have law like this.

"We cry out in pain yet no one cares"

Pet Theft & Pound Seizure
Does your state have some form of Pound Seizure?

"Your input"

Pictures of animals in research very graphic Set 1 & Set 2
Animal research in Minnesota  
  Contact your elected officials

The Old Man and His Dog

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How you pet could end their life
What would happen to my pets if I were to die in MN?  
Why microchip your pets?  
What Dr. Charles Mayo has to say
Animals from the Saint Paul pound to just one "institution"
Animal research in U.S.
"...if one person is unkind to an animal, it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people." 
Ruth Harrison
What others say about Pound Seizure
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Pound Seizure The Humane Society of the United States Position Statement on Pound Seizure
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine American Humane Association regarding pound seizure "pdf"
The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights   Pound Seizure: The Shame of Shelters
Pound Animals for Experimentation Animal Research Is Wasteful and Misleading
"What we did to Rodney" a true story of a Pound dog
Contact the Media
Minnesota Newspaper, TV and Radio Stations "Press"
Information on Research
Examples of vivisecion / animal testing USDA Settles two animal welfare cases
The Animal Rights Coalition in MN


Our Goal is You will find that most of the information comes directly from from Minnesota Statute 35.71. We also have links to national Humane Societies and other sites that have information on what can happen to animals in research most in the United States but some websites are from other countries too. Rodney is a story I found on the internet while we feel it's true as it was published in 1989. This is a story a vet was looking back 15 years when he was a student some vet collage which one we don't know could be we will never know. If you read the story you can feel the pain he still felt.

We feel the mission of a public pound or animal shelter should be to return a lost pet to his or her family, place the pet with a new owner, or humanely put the pet to sleep if a home cannot be found, not to supply animals for research.

NOTE: Dr. Charles Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic, explains, "I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil." 


Did You Know?

In 1949, Minnesota passed the first state mandated "pound seizure law" in the United States and other states quickly followed. Now in 2002 only Minnesota and Utah have a law which takes the rights of pounds, shelters to place animals in their care.

All animals seized by public authority in Minnesota (example stray dogs and cats etc.) at the end of 5 days  must be placed in any licensed institution which has requested them.

Could this mean if you die and leave behind only your pets could they be used in research? Did you know that you need to have a tag on your pet saying "animal may not be used for research" in Minnesota is your pet tagged? 

Microchip your pets if so you can be found incase they stray this will be their best chance of coming home.

If you live in Saint Paul, Minnesota check with Animal Control to make sure they have scanners for the type of chip your dog has as they surrender animals to Research.

The Animal Control Center is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 to noon, City Holidays 8:00 to noon.  Map The phone number is 651-645-3953 or Email.

The State of Minnesota can pass a Pet Lemon Law yet still send strays to research. Check the Massachusetts solution to an existing Pound Seizure law.

Let the State of Minnesota know how you feel.
Ask your elected officials: If they approve of the State Minnesota forcing pounds and shelters to supply "family pets" for research. Dogs and cats raised as pets are trusting. It is unconscionable to subject them to a laboratory environment that may involve disease, pain, and suffering. 
Press to find your elected officials by zip code
"Email, Call or Write"
Senate Governor House
State Senate Information  651-296-0504
State House Information 651-296-2146
"The Opinion Section"
Here we all looking at Question #1 and #2.  Which answer do you think is right Yes, NO, or Not sure. Below is the definition for "establishment" as used in this law.

Subdivision 1.    Definitions.  As used in this section,    

"establishment" means any public or private agency, person, society, or corporation having custody of animals which are seized under the authority of the state or any political subdivision of the state Press to view the full Statute

Question #1

What does "Establishment" mean?

In your opinion does "Establishment" mean, ANYONE who has custody of animals seized under a Minnesota law?
Not sure

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Question #2

Could Statute 35.71 send animals seized for being abused to Research labs.

In your opinion could MN Statute 35.71 force abused animals to licensed Research Facilities?
Not Sure

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