Congress Considers Legislation to Establish Alternatives to Animal Research and Testing

House Bill 1744, the Humane Research and Testing Act of 2021, would amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research and Testing. The bill would require every Federal department or agency and any entity that receives federal funds for research and testing to report “the total number of animals used in federally funded research and testing…disaggregated by species” at any of their facilities and annually submit a public plan for reducing those numbers.