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When it comes to animal rescues, we’ve seen so many wonderful stories of pups, monkeys, and mice being saved from the perils of labs. But, few stories are more heartwarming than beagles being rescued from laboratories. Known for their gentle demeanor and adorable nature, beagles have long been among the most common victims of scientific research. They are chosen as the most used dog breed for experiments because they are docile and small. This, unfortunately, allows for more animals to be housed. Luckily, there are amazing people and organizations out there that have stepped in to rescue beagles from the horrible lab situation.
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Ella was rescued from a lab when she was just a puppy. For her whole life, all she knew was the inside of a cage. After being rescued, the was so skittish that she barely moved for five days. Eventually, with the help of her loving human, Ella finally came out of her shell.
2. 4,000 Beagles Saved!
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In August of 2022, 4,000 beagles were rescued from a medical facility. This massive operation in Cumberland, Virginia has gone down in history as one of the largest animal rescues ever.
The horrible conditions of the testing facility were unveiled by PETA. In their undercover investigation, they found exhausted nursing mothers, harsh cage conditions, and puppies dying by the hundreds.
Before their rescue, they were only known by their tattooed ear number — now their lives have been spared and they can lead a much better life.
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Echo spent six long years in a lab in China before being rescued alongside 25 other dogs. She never been pet, touched grass, or had the opportunity to play.
After being rescued by Beagle Freedom Project, Echo was found to have gone blind from a product that the lab was testing. She desperately needed a foster home, and Hannah was happy to step in and rehabilitate echo.
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Finn was one of the last beagles rescued from the facility in Virginia (along with 4000 beagles). He and 99 others were brought up to Maine, to find foster families and be quarantined before finding their forever homes.
5. Beagles Rescued From Pesticide Testing
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Over 30 beagles were rescued from a pesticide testing facility in Kalamazoo in April of 2019. Just one week later, 5 of the beagles had been adopted and started better lives, including Teddy!
Each rescued beagle represents a victory, not only for the individual dog but also for the larger movement advocating for the humane treatment of animals in research. As we reflect on these heartwarming narratives, we are reminded that progress is being made in the pursuit of more ethical and compassionate scientific practices. But our work is far from over. The stories shared here inspire us to continue supporting organizations and initiatives dedicated to ending the use of beagles and other animals in harmful experiments.
Sign this petition to stop the testing of beagles in labs.
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