Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken a firm initiative on the adoption of lab-tested animals, which are being appreciated all over. FDA in a recent press met announced that the animals which have been used for research by them will now be available for adoption instead of euthanizing them. It has updated its policies which will allow people to adopt lab animals such as healthy dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and some farm animals. The FDA will be transferring these animals to sanctuaries and shelters after using them for lab experiments.
Earlier the animals which were being used for lab experiments were euthanized. But FDA has now taken a firm decision to let health animals for adoption. FDA's first initiative to retire animals in lab experiments was implemented in the year 2018. The agency retired 26 squirrel monkeys which were being used to study the effect of nicotine. FDA spokesperson Monique Richards said the FDA "has supported and continues to support the transfer, adoption of retirement" of animals that have completed experimentations and "meet applicable eligibility criteria".
The FDA uses animals in drug testing, vaccines, and other biologics. Now the agency has announced that those animals which are healthy will be allowed for adoption. This move by FDA is appreciated by everyone, which will direct federal agencies to assist with the relocation of these precious animals into sanctuaries and loving homes.