Provision 174.13 was passed in the budget in 1971 and allows animal control to sell dogs for testing. Although the only change to the provision will be to separate the University of Wisconsin-Madison separating it from the University of Wisconsin System, the selling of animals for testing is cruel and unwarranted.
According to the American Anti-Vivisection Society “animal “models” have never been validated, and the claim that animals are necessary for biomedical research is unsupported by the scientific literature”. Animals should NO LONGER be sold for unnecessary, painful and cruel research “any type of research, testing, experimentation including, but not limited to, educational dissection” for $1 or any other monetary amount. Provision 174.13 should be removed from the budget in it's entirety.
174.13 (2) Any officer or pound which has custody of an unclaimed dog may release the dog to the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., or to any other educational institution of higher learning chartered under the laws of the state and accredited to the University of Wisconsin System or University of Wisconsin–Madison, upon requisition by the institution. The requisition shall be in writing, shall bear the signature of an authorized agent, and shall state that the dog is requisitioned for scientific or educational purposes.
If a requisition is made for a greater number of dogs than is available at a given time, the officer or pound may supply those immediately available and may withhold from other disposition all unclaimed dogs coming into the officer’s or pound’s custody until the requisition is fully discharged, excluding impounded dogs as to which ownership is established within a reasonable period.
A dog left by its owner for disposition is not considered an unclaimed dog under this section. If operated by a county, city, village or town, the officer or pound is entitled to the payment of $1 for each dog requisitioned. An institution making a requisition shall provide for the transportation of the dog.
We request that Governor Scott Walker (R) stop selling puppies & dogs and immediately remove the provision from the current budget. We insist that animals are NO LONGER sold for unnecessary, painful and cruel research “any type of research, testing, experimentation including, but not limited to, educational dissection” for $1 or any other monetary amount.
Upon signing this petition, an email will be sent to Governor Walker asking him to immediately remove Provision 174.13 (2) from the current budget.
Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison WI 53702
Hand4Paws Animal Action Team
(Thank you to the Dane County Humane Society and the Wisconsin Humane Society for information provided in the first paragraph of this petition).
Please note: this petition may be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. However the target and intent of the petition will remain consistent.