Virginia Bill Would Require Research Breeders to File Monthly Reports with State Veterinarian

Virginia House Bill 523 would require those who breed cats or dogs for research facilities to submit monthly reports to the Virginia State Veterinarian with detailed information concerning the number of animals housed, the number of births, the number of deaths and information about such deaths, the number of animals acquired through means other than birth, detailed information about the animals sold to animal testing facilities and the locations of those facilities, and all other means of animal disposition in the preceding month. The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee.