Beagles urgently need your help! We all know that pesticides are bad for the environment, but they have another victim: animals. Weed killers, rat poison, insect repellant are heavily tested on defenseless animals. Shockingly, government regulations sometimes require dozens of different animal poisoning tests of to assess the safety of a single new pesticides. This is NOT okay!


Humane Society International has been working with governments around the world to revise their testing requirements that would spare countless animals from pesticide poisoning experiments. Now HSI is very close to eliminating one of the tests: a one year study on beagles. Beagles are sadly a favorite in the animal experimentation industry due to their docile and loyal nature. According to the American Anti-Vivisection Society, between 70,000 and 75,000 dogs are used for research in the United States each year and most of these dogs are beagles..

Please sign this urgent petition to save dogs from cruel and unnecessary pesticide poisoning!  

In the one year study, groups of innocent beagles are force fed capsules or forced to eat food laced with pesticide, for an entire year. HSI has noted that the scientific basis of the test has been widely discredited, so much so that HSI has successfully convinced the United States, India, European Union, Brazil and Canada to stop requiring it. But Japan and South Korea are still conducting these horrific tests.

Just last year, Canada stopped testing animals for pesticides. Canada’s Pesticide Management and Regulatory Agency (PMRA) re-evaluated its stance on the animal testing program after pressure from animal rights group, PETA. A similar move was made by the EPA in the United States, which reduced its year-long testing requirement to 90 days. Europe is also leading the way. Between 2009 and 2012, HSI led a successful scientific lobbying campaign in Europe to dramatically reduce animal testing requirements for biocides (non-food pesticides) and plant protection products (food-use pesticides).

Now it’s up to Japan and South Korea to stop these cruel tests! Please sign the petition and also share this post with your friends and family asking them to do the same. Together, we can put an end to these barbaric tests.


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