California Bill Would Ban Toxicology Experiments on Dogs and Cats

California Senate Bill 879 would prohibit a contract testing facility from conducting toxicology experiments on dogs and cats unless expressly required for FDA or EPA compliance. The bill would authorize the Attorney General, or the District Attorney or City Attorney in the locality where the violation is taking place, to bring a civil action for $5,000 per day that a violation is taking place. The bill has been referred to the Senate Rules Committee.