Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research‏

Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research‏

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Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research‏

Based in Howard City, Michigan, R&R Research (R&R) is a Class B animal dealer that sells random source cats and dogs to research facilities. R&R has received multiple Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, including several incidents where animals were obtained from illegal sources. It is USDA’s responsibility to uphold the AWA.

Because R&R has a pattern of AWA violations, and continues to violate the AWA’s Protection of Pets section, USDA should exercise its authority by permanently revoking R&R’s license.Click here to read more and take action!

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Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research

 

Based in Howard City, Michigan, R&R Research (R&R) is a Class B animal dealer that sells random source cats and dogs to research facilities. R&R has received multiple Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, including several incidents where animals were obtained from illegal sources. For example, in 2005, R&R was cited for illegally obtaining a number of cats. USDA entered into a settlement agreement with R&R, allowing the dealer to stay in business. 

This dealer has continued to violate the AWA. Just two years later, R&R was cited again. In fact, R&R was cited three times from September 2007 to March 2009 for obtaining cats and dogs from people who did not breed or raise the animals on their property, and were not licensed dealers, which is a violation of the AWA’s Protection of Pets section. According to the AWA, any dealer that violates this section of the AWA at least three times may have its license revoked.

It is USDA’s responsibility to uphold the AWA. Because R&R has a pattern of AWA violations, and continues to violate the AWA’s Protection of Pets section, USDA should exercise its authority by permanently revoking R&R’s license. 

What You Can Do!

Please use the form below to contact Chester Gipson, D.V.M., the Deputy Administrator of Animal Care at USDA, and ask that the agency immediately revoke R&R Research’s Class B dealer license. Remind USDA that R&R has committed three violations of the AWA’s Protection of Pets section, in addition to numerous other transgressions.

 Recipients

Chester Gipson

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      • almost 4 years ago

      R&R violates the AWA regulations about pet regulations. It has been caught out so many times, that it licence should be revoked. 

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    • Soodle Billy CO.DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 5 years ago

      Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research

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    • roxie harrington HOLMEN, WI
      • over 5 years ago

      Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research

      Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us as well.

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      Dr. Chester Gipson

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    • Joycey Berry CANTON, NC
      • over 5 years ago

      Thank you for making the pledge "Encourage USDA to Shut Down R&R Research‏"

      Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us as well.

      Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

       Dr. Chester Gipson

      Deputy Administrator, Animal Care, USDA-APHIS 

       

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