Rescued Lab Beagles Taste Freedom
Last weekend, nine beagles who spent their lives in crates as “lab rats” for the pharmaceutical industry got their first foray into freedom. Normally laboratories euthanize these dogs when their usefulness is done — usually after about two years of this “life,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Medical laboratories in the US are using about 60,000 dogs at any given time, according to the Foundation for Biomedical Research, an organization that educates the public about the role of humane animal research. Beagles are often used as testing animals because the dogs are trusting, good-natured, and small, according the Chronicle. And it’s not just medical research facilities that use dogs. They can be used in testing anything from cosmetics to household cleaners.
For more information about adopting these rescued Beagles, check out the Beagle Freedom Project.
This is a cause dear to my heart! My beagle has, unbeknownst to him, influenced me to make the lifestyle choices i have made since he’s been a part of my life. From refusing to use products tested on animals to changing my diet, to even altering my career path and making me a much better person in every way, my beagle has opened my eyes.
Beagles are the prime choice for animal testing due to their passive and carefree nature and i’ve seen hundreds of videos depicting their disgusting and inhumane fate as well as some proving a better and more positive outcome. Witnessing a beagle being released from a test lab and experiencing walking freely on grass for the first time in its life is heartbreaking and touching all at once. Seeing them allowing humans, who’ve caused them nothing but harm and disrespect, to touch and care for them after all the horror they’ve suffered at their hands is an eye awakening experience.
If you can, help. It’ll change your life.
(by beagle is my life, even if he’s a total D-bag)