- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a proclamation honoring legislative efforts requiring laboratories to put dogs and cats up for adoption when they’re done performing research on them.

The Republican governor released a proclamation on Tuesday promoting the passage of SB261 and supporting the Beagle Freedom Project.

The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mark Manendo requires private labs and those run by colleges and universities to offer animals up for adoption before euthanizing them as long as they are healthy enough to go to a new home.

Supporters also held a press conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday alongside singer Wayne Newton, male dancers in The Chippendales and several beagles rescued from a testing laboratory.

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