Thursday, December 01, 2011

Lab beagles see the sun

The Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Our mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.

Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.

I find it so sad that they are being tested on and that they have to live in a cage all the time and that they can’t even step out to see the sun. How sad is that? I can’t imagine Belle being unable to run around chomping on flowers and stuff {which she sometimes does}. I can’t imagine her not running in the grass at her sitter’s place. I can’t imagine her not jumping on chairs and sitting beside us as we eat or curling up on my lap to chew her bone.

Thank God there are people like Shannon who are out there rescuing these lovable pets. Read more here about the former lab beagles seeing the sun.

I am going to go home and give Belle a huge hug.

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