This story is sure to lift your heart, Green Monsters! 38 beagles have recently been saved by The Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) in a sweeping multi-state rescue operation, covering five different laboratories. The states covered were: Oregon, California, Nevada, Ilinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In a press release celebrating this effort, BFP said, “Despite ‘animal industry’ opposition and obstacles, BFP quietly secured the release and freedom of dozens of ‘purpose-bred for research’ beagles after the labs deemed them ‘experimentally spent.’ BFP prevailed upon the lab workers to let us help them instead of just euthanizing the dogs, as is the standard operating procedure. Beagles of all ages and emotional temperament were greeted with anew chance at life, new opportunities to trust and heal, and unconditional love and patience from the best families we could find. Each dog in each of the rescues approached these new freedoms and the whole big world in front of them with a cautious, but excited, bewilderment.”
The wonderful video above details what happened when the dogs were taken out of their cages and felt grass under their paws for the first time. It was also their first time interacting with one another – and as you can see, they were thrilled by the opportunity to finally play!
Lead image: Beagle Freedom Project