Should dogs be guinea pigs in government research? A bipartisan group says no.

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In 1965, a Dalmatian named Pepper vanished from the Pennsylvania farm where she lived. Her owners later discovered that she had been stolen and sold to a hospital in the Bronx, and that she died there during an experimental surgery to test a pacemaker.

Public outrage over the theft of Pepper and other dogs eventually led to the passage in 1966 of the federal Animal Welfare Act, which regulates the treatment of animals used in research and exhibits. Although the law probably ended the use of stolen pets in lab research, it did not stop scientific testing on dogs in the United States.

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