USE OF DOGS AND CATS FOR RESEARCH (EXCERPT)
Act 224 of 1969
287.381 Regulation of dealers and facilities using animals in research; definitions.
When used in this act:
(a) “Person” includes any individual, partnership, association or corporation.
(b) “Director” means the director of the department of agriculture.
(c) “Cat” means any live domestic cat (felis catus) for use or intended to be used for research, tests or experiments at research facilities.
(d) “Dog” means any live dog of the species canis familiaris for use or intended to be used for research tests or experiments at research facilities.
(e) “Research facility” means any school, hospital, laboratory, institution, organization or person that uses or intends to use dogs or cats in research, tests or experiments, and that (1) purchases or transports such animals, or (2) receives any funds from the state or local government or any agency or instrumentality thereof to finance its operations by means of grants, loans or otherwise.
(f) “Dealer” means any person who for compensation or profit delivers for transportation, transports, boards, buys or sells dogs or cats for research purposes and does not mean a person who breeds or raises dogs or cats for sale to a research facility.
History: 1969, Act 224, Eff. Mar. 20, 1970
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