The following video footage brought me to tears.
These dogs have been kept in cages their whole lives in a lab and used for testing.
They have never known sunshine.
They have never felt grass.
They have never been able to interact with each other.
Gary Smith, spokesperson for the group said that ” because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities, beagles are the preferred choice of dog for lab testing”.
To date the group has rescued some 72 dogs, 40 being taken to America to be rehomed after the rest were rehomed in Europe.
The following video shows you exactly what life is like for some lab animals.
I hope it horrifies you as much as it did me.
ONLY USE PRODUCTS THAT ARE NOT ANIMAL TESTED
IT IS ONE OF THE WAYS WE CAN PUT A STOP TO SCENES LIKE THIS
If you want to know more about who does and doesn’t test on animals when NOT legally required by law to do so the following links will provide more information.
NEW ZEALAND is not immune to these dreadful practises.
Last night on TV a scandal involving beagles bred for a lab here was revealed:
While you’re there – have a wander about the pages – GREAT blog !!!
rumpydog brought to my attention another amazing circumstance.
Retailers selling real fur products while labeling them faux fur.
If you want to know more go on over and read: June Buggie Rants About ‘Faux Fur’ Incredibly they are not happy selling fur to people who want it – they also are selling it to those who don’t !!!!!!!
There are some wonderful caring individuals out there.
Today I came across a fabulous post about raising a fawn named Daisy: Being a Deer Mother…
- Video: Rescued beagles get normal homes (video.msnbc.msn.com)
- Beagle Freedom Project expresses gratitude as they rescue 72 lab beagles (examiner.com)