November 28, 2011
Have you heard about the Beagle Freedom Project? Their rescue work will touch your heart deeply and you’ll probably need a tissue when you watch the video below of former lab beagles discovering life outside the lab. The purpose and mission of the Beagle Freedom Project is to rescue beagles that have been used in research laboratories and give them life in a loving, adoptive home.
Founded in December 2010, this is an excerpt taken from the BFP website about their work:
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.
Testing done on beagles in university and other research facilities includes medical/pharmaceutical, household products and cosmetics. When they are no longer wanted for research purposes, some labs attempt to find homes for adoptable, healthy beagles. Working directly with these labs, Beagle Freedom Project is able to remove and transport beagles to place them in loving homes. All rescues are done legally with the cooperation of the facility.
The video below chronicles the transport of one group of beagles from lab to the beginnings of a life of promise, hope, and love. It is exceptionally inspiring! Great work Beagle Freedom Project!
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