Vivisection, Class B Dealers and Pet Theft
Class “B” dealers are licensed to purchase and sell animals to research (vivisection). The law has unfortunately allowed “B” Dealers to obtain animals for re-sale from “bunchers", shelters and from persons who have bred and raised the animals themselves. “B” dealers routinely violate the law by acquiring animals from fraudulent sources and abusing and neglecting them. These animals are often stolen pets, strays or animals obtained under false pretenses.