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PETITION TARGET: US House and Senate Leaders

In a cruel and needless USDA experiment, hundreds of helpless kittens are fed a deadly parasite called Toxoplasma in tainted raw meat. Researchers collect the feces for a few weeks, then heartlessly kill the young kittens via incineration.

It is simply wrong to torture cats for research and then destroy the animals when they are no longer “useful.” And a new bill could help stop the brutality.

The Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act of 2018, or KITTEN Act, would defund all USDA experiments on cats and kittens, and follows the wake of a haunting expose by the White Coat Waste Project detailing the Toxoplasma study described above.

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop and cosponsored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta, would call on the secretary of agriculture to “end the use of cats in experiments that cause pain or stress.”

Sign this petition to urge congressional leaders to fully support the KITTEN act, and help pave the way to stopping cruel animal testing.