California State Senator Scott Wiener’s Pet Act, Ending Harmful and Unnecessary Chemical Testing On Dogs and Cats, Passes Senate
June 5, 2021 - SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, Senate Bill 252, also known as the PET (Prohibiting Extraneous Testing) Act, passed. the full Senate by a vote of 30-1. The PET Act ends the suffering of cats and dogs by prohibiting these household pets from being used in toxicity tests for products such as pesticides, food and color additives, and drugs. This bill exempts the testing of pet medications and pet products and testing for biomedical research and vaccines. Additionally, SB 252 does not impact testing required by federal statutes or testing that is necessary for medical research in the state.