The rescue organization Beagle Freedom Project, which works to free and rehome cats and dogs used in laboratories, is promoting the measure, calling it "simple but important." They've also set up an online petition to support the Nevada bill.
The Beagle Freedom Project recently launched the Identity Campaign, a radical new initiative to find adoptive families for laboratory animals while they're still trapped in the labs. The program empowers the dogs and cats' new families to advocate for their safe release.
Laboratories in Nevada are countering the new bill by saying that releasing animals after two years, as the bill requires, would mean using more animals overall.
That's true, but the measure would be an important step towards improving the lives of lab animals. Without any protections, dogs and cats used in experiments are at risk of spending their entire lives as test subjects, just to be euthanized when their time in the lab is over. They deserve better, and in Nevada, they might just get that.
Visit the Beagle Freedom Project to learn more about what you can do to help dogs and cats trapped in labs.