Why Should I Vote On BetterDistricts?

Polling is a powerful tool to help our elected officials determine how they should vote.

Standard polling methods don't give you the control that you deserve. With BetterDistricts you can show your representative exactly how strongly a bill is supported in your community.

Send a clear signal on how you want your government to work.

H.R. 5780 - Kittens In Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act of 2018
Sponsor: Mike Bishop (R)
Introduced: 2018-05-11
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Summary Not Available
Full Text

2d Session
H. R. 5780

    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to end the use of cats in experiments that cause pain or stress.


May 11, 2018

    Mr. Bishop of Michigan (for himself and Mr. Panetta) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to end the use of cats in experiments that cause pain or stress.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Kittens In Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act of 2018” or the “KITTEN Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on experimentation on cats.

Section 14 of the Animal Welfare Act is amended—

(1) by striking “Any department, agency,” and all that follows through “and (h)”;

(2) by inserting the following:

“(a) In general.—Except as provided in subsection (b), any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States having laboratory animal facilities shall comply with the standards and other requirements promulgated by the Secretary for a research facility under subsections (a), (f), (g), and (h) of section 13.”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(b) Beginning not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, in carrying out research, the Secretary may not purchase, breed, transport, house, feed, maintain, dispose of, or conduct experiments on cats as part of the conduct of any study that would subject cats to potentially painful or stressful procedures, including pain or stress that may be mitigated by anesthetics, analgesics, or tranquilizer drugs, except when such pain or stress is a result of a physical exam or training program.”.

Relevant News Stories And Blog Posts

Title Worth Reading

Vote on H.R. 5780


Activity in last 30 days