The White Coat Waste Project and the National Institutes of Health have been working to find new homes for Lab Animals. There are many benefits to adopting lab animals. In the past, they were considered invasive and unnecessary, but that is changing. Today, the FDA has approved the adoption of research animals and has created new guidelines that make it easier for individuals to adopt a lab animal. But they still need your help to find these creatures a home.
Laboratory animals are being encouraged to be adopted “forever” at home
The F.D.A. is now encouraging lab animals to be adopted into “furever” homes after their research is complete. The new policy, set by the National Institutes of Health, is a huge change from previous policies. The FDA has an internal policy for the placement of research animals once the study has been completed. For example, the FDA will now put healthy lab rats and cats up for adoption after they have served their purpose.
In the past, research animals were typically euthanized at the end of the research project. But since the federal government has now revised its guidelines for lab animal retirement, more organizations are committing to adopting these animals into new homes. The process has changed dramatically in the past few years. Now, there are fewer restrictions for adopting lab animals. And it is now much easier than ever to adopt an animal.