- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Senate has unanimously passed a bill to stop the automatic euthanization of all retired research animals.

Senate Bill 101 passed the House on May 1 and the Senate on Tuesday. It now heads to Gov. John Carney’s desk.

News outlets report the bill aims to give retired research animals a second chance at life. It will require institutions that receive public funding to place healthy retired test subjects up for adoption.

Sen. Jack Walsh, D-Stanton, is the bill’s primary sponsor. He says the legislation is as humane as it is common-sense. News outlets report Delaware will become the eighth state to legally compel the adoption of research animals if Carney signs the bill.

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