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Over 4,000 Beagles Bred For Drug Trials Were Rescued From A Medical Facility, And Now They Are Looking For Forever Homes

The Humane Society of the United States and their shelter partners recently received a request from the US Department of Justice to remove some 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility that supplied animal testing laboratories.

At present, approximately 4,000 beagles are in the process of being rescued from Envigo, a facility that breeds beagles for research purposes

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

A group of animal rescue organizations is working to remove thousands of beagles from a Virginia facility that was supposed to be closed due to alleged animal rights violations.

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 Animal welfare laws were violated at the business’s breeding facility, according to an investigation. Rather than treating easily treatable conditions, Envigo put down the dogs instead of seeking veterinary treatment.

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Nursing mother beagles were denied food; the food they received contained maggots, mold, and other things

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According to inspectors’ reports, the dogs were being fed food contaminated with feces, mold, and maggots, and some nursing dogs were not given any food.

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In the midst of all of this, the Humane Society of the United States called out to their partners in hopes of finding the dogs new homes

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“It’s going to take 60 days to get all of these animals out” and for the US Humane Society to work with shelters and rescue partners to find new homes, Kitty Block, president and chief executive of the US Humane Society said.

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Over 400 dogs were rescued just this week alone and are in urgent need of homes and rehabilitation

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In addition to Chino Hills, California, Elgin, Illinois, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the beagles were placed at adoption centers throughout the country. American Anti-Vivisection Society, an organization that advocates against animal testing, says beagles are one of the most commonly used dog breeds for pharmaceutical trials.

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“We don’t know what condition these poor pups will arrive in, but we want to make sure that we give them every possible chance at living happy healthy lives,” a Facebook post said.

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

As of now, the Humane Society of West Michigan is holding a fundraiser and working to rescue, medically treat and relocate the dogs

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

The process requires an enormous undertaking that needs the help of veterinarians, volunteers, and drivers

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This event will assist in meeting the financial and medical demands of these dogs’ rescues as well as those of similar organizations.

These dogs are now receiving the love and care they have always deserved, so any donation would be greatly appreciated

“The most common breed of dog used for experiments are beagles, but not because scientists view them as the best model for human disease,” according to the organization’s website. Rather, beagles are convenient because they are docile and tiny, allowing more animals to be cared for in a smaller space and with less financial expenditure.

Source: Kevin Wolf for the HSUS

Many companies still insist on animal testing, even going as far as doing it illegally, away from the public eye, where they can face less opposition. Unlike their wild counterparts, most of these animals suffer in terrible and inhumane conditions while companies profit from their exploitation.

Experimental animals should not be subjected to animal testing because it violates their rights and causes them pain and suffering, and other methods can be used for testing the toxicity of products. Every year, humans torture and execute thousands of animals for the purpose of carrying out laboratory experiments or testing products. When humans exploit animals for selfish gain, their right to decent treatment is not upheld. In the end, humans are also animals. Feel free to pass this story along to your friends as a warning.