Over 55,000 dogs are used in biomedical research and chemical experiments in the United States each year.
Beagles are sadly the breed of choice for the same reasons they make great family companions. Beagles are docile, people pleasing, and very forgiving. They are easy to “maintain” in cages and do not have a tendency to bite when being hurt.
Dogs are deliberately sickened with toxic chemicals or infected with diseases, live in barren cages, and are typically killed with the experiment ends. Humans and animals are very different, so outdated dog experiments often don’t accurately mimic how the human body will respond to drugs, chemicals or treatments.
In short, dogs – sentient beings like you and I – suffer greatly in research laboratories, and few (if any) of the experiments they are used for every benefit human health.
The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models, and other technologies to create experiments that do not rely on animals. These technologies are better for both animals and humans because they are typically faster, less expensive, and more accurate than the outdated animal experiments currently in use.
Our upcoming event Laboratory Dogs Reunited is about celebrating the beagles who have survived experimentation and have been release from laboratories to live a normal life with a loving family. Our aim is to spread awareness about this issue so that we can all be a voice for these dogs. We are co-organizing this event with Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary, an organization based in Wyoming that rescues former research dogs and finds them loving homes.
To learn more visit our blog post about Laboratory Dogs Reunited or have a look at the event’s Facebook page.