Map of Beagle Freedom Laws

Label code (short name, no spaces)Label descriptive nameColor (Hex code, e.g. #80BFB9)
Label-1State without a law#8C510A
Label-2State with a law#01665E
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Label-5
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Map data: 
StateURL (relative path, e.g. /statute/name-of-page)Label code (must match Label code from Label creation table)
AlabamaLabel-1
AlaskaLabel-1
ArizonaLabel-1
ArkansasLabel-1
California/statute/ca-research-animals-%C2%A7-660177-animals-used-diagnostic-purposes-or-medical-researchLabel-2
ColoradoLabel-1
Connecticut/statute/ct-research-animals-%C2%A7-10a-150e-offering-adoption-cat-or-dog-used-conducting-research-orLabel-2
Delaware/statute/de-research-subchapter-vi-research-animal-retirement-actLabel-2
FloridaLabel-1
GeorgiaLabel-1
HawaiiLabel-1
IdahoLabel-1
Illinois/statute/il-research-act-93-research-dogs-and-cats-adoption-actLabel-2
IndianaLabel-1
Iowa/statute/ia-pet-shop-chapter-162-care-animals-commercial-establishments-0#s10Label-2
KansasLabel-1
KentuckyLabel-1
LouisianaLabel-1
MaineLabel-1
Maryland/statute/md-research-%C2%A7-15-101-adoptions-dogs-or-cats-used-research-facilitiesLabel-2
Massachusetts/statute/ma-dog-consolidated-dog-laws#s174D.5Label-2
MichiganLabel-1
Minnesota/statute/mn-research-animals-135a191-research-dogs-and-catsLabel-2
MississippiLabel-1
MissouriLabel-1
MontanaLabel-1
NebraskaLabel-1
Nevada/statute/nv-research-574205-requirement-offer-dog-or-cat-adoption-euthanization-immunity-civilLabel-2
New HampshireLabel-1
New Jersey/statute/nj-research-18a3b-85-use-cats-or-dogs-educational-research-or-scientific-purposes-assessmentLabel-2
New MexicoLabel-1
New York/statute/ny-research-animals-%C2%A7-239-b-research-dogs-and-catsLabel-2
North CarolinaLabel-1
North DakotaLabel-1
OhioLabel-1
OklahomaLabel-1
Oregon/statute/or-dog-consolidated-dog-laws#s410Label-2
PennsylvaniaLabel-1
Rhode Island/statute/ri-research-chapter-27-retirement-research-dogs-and-catsLabel-2
South CarolinaLabel-1
South DakotaLabel-1
TennesseeLabel-1
TexasLabel-1
UtahLabel-1
VermontLabel-1
VirginiaLabel-1
Washington/statute/wa-research-1892270-higher-education-facilities-dogs-and-cats-used-research-adoptionLabel-2
West VirginiaLabel-1
WisconsinLabel-1
WyomingLabel-1
Summary: This map contains the 14 state laws commonly called "Beagle Freedom Laws" as of October 2022. These laws mandate that retired research dogs be released for adoption when they are no longer needed for research purposes. Typically, the laws facilitate relationships between research facilities and non-profit animal rescues or other animal adoption organizations to allow those organizations to offer the retired dogs to members of the public. Iowa became the most recent state to enact such a law.