– LEGAL NOTICE –
PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 1 SECTION 4.5 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EVERETT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS Chapter 43, Section 23. ENROLLED: 10/11/2022
DATE OF PROPOSED ORDAINMENT: 10/24/2022
CITY COUNCIL………………………………………………….No. C0387-22 AN ORDINANCE BANNING ANIMAL TESTING IN THE CITY OF EVERETT
Councilor/s/ Stephanie Martins, Alfred Lattanzi, Vivian Nguyen, Darren Costa Whereas: an animal is any nonhuman vertebrate; and
Whereas: an experiment is any procedure conducted by a research institution upon a live animal; and
Whereas: A research institution is any facility operated in the City of Everett, any school or college of medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or agricultural, medical, biological, or diagnostic laboratory, biological corporation, hospital or other educa- tional or scientific establishment within the City of Everett which, in connection with any of its activities, investigates or gives instruction concerning the structure and function of living organisms or the causes, prevention, control or cure of diseases or abnormal conditions of human beings or animals, or participates in the development, marketing, or testing of any commercial products utilizing live animals.
Now, therefore by the authority granted to the City Council of the City of Everett, Massachusetts to make ordinances:
Be it Ordained: by the City Council of the City of Everett, Massachusetts, and by the authority of the same as follows:
that experiments conducted on live animals of any kind be prohibited and therefore completely banned in the City of Everett.
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage by the City Council and subsequent approval by His Honor the Mayor.
A true copy attest
Sergio Cornelio, City Clerk October 14, 2022