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Victory: Dozens of Beagle Puppies Saved From Cruel Testing Lab!

Written by PETA | December 15, 2012

UPDATE: Santa Paws brought a gift early this year! We’re delighted to share some great news to kick off the holidays—and what could be better than a happy ending for puppies?

Following the dynamic campaigns of PETA and its affiliates worldwide, the 70 4-month-old beagles sent for horrible experiments in an Indian laboratory have just been rescued! A huge “thank-you” to the more than 50,000 compassionate people around the world who e-mailed Indian officials through the websites of PETA and its international affiliates urging them to take action. The dogs have been removed from quarantine and handed over to animal protection groups with the permission of the Ministry of Environment & Forests and through efforts made internally in government by MP Maneka Gandhi. 

During its campaign, PETA India discovered that Beijing Marshall Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (a branch of the notorious animal-breeding facility Marshall BioResources), had sent a letter to the airline used for the animals’ transport—which has a longstanding policy against shipping animals to laboratories—giving false assurances that the beagles “won’t be hurt or killed as Lab Animal [sic].”

While these 70 lucky dogs have been spared lives of misery and pain in a laboratory, there’s still work to be done to keep more animals out of the hands of experimenters in India. Air India recently resumed shipping animals to laboratories; please urge airline officials to stop delivering animals to their torturers and executioners.

 

Originally posted November 13:

Thanks to a whistleblower, PETA India found out that 70 beagles exported from China into India and falsely labeled as “pets” are actually to be used in deadly experiments.  PETA India is calling on the Indian government to conduct an urgent investigation. It has also asked officials to confiscate the dogs and allow the organization to give them a chance at living in peace in adoptive homes instead of facing caging, poisoning, and death in a laboratory.

 As I write, the beagles are being held at Animal Quarantine and Certification Services in Chennai. Their falsified  import paperwork should render the shipment illegal, as PETA India has learned that the animals, sent from commercial breeder Beijing Marshall Biotechnology Co. Ltd., are actually meant for a laboratory at Advinus Therapeutics.

Saving 70 Snoopys

People may generally picture mice, rats, and rabbits when they think about animals used in experiments, but a great many dogs—including puppies and homeless animals from shelters—are tormented and killed in laboratories as well. Dogs are often used in toxicology tests in which they are force-fed massive amounts of a drug, industrial chemical, pesticide, or household product, causing a slow, excruciating death from poisoning.

Oddly, experimenters particularly favor beagles because of their size and their eager-to-please nature—a quality that would normally make a person want to protect and care for them, not torture them.

Making the Connection

Even though I have lived with beagles and beagle mixes since childhood—including my current companions, Beau and Oliver—when it came to understanding the inexcusable cruelty of experimenting on animals, I never quite “got it” until I saw this picture during a PETA conference. That’s when I realized that there could be never be sufficient justification for inflicting this kind of suffering on a dog so much like Beau.

Then I realized something else: No animal deserves to be burned, poisoned, mutilated, or killed in a laboratory. They’re all living beings with thoughts, feelings, and desires—including the desire to live free from harm—just like my dog. Just like me. Even if animal experimentation produced reliable results (which it doesn’t), it’s no more ethical to torture a mouse, a rabbit, or a monkey in a laboratory in the name of science than it would be to torture us or our animal companions.

 What You Can Do

PETA and its international affiliates are 100 percent committed to ending the torture of animals in cruel tests and experiments, and they’ve already won many victories. But there’s more to be done—and they need your help. Learn how you can help keep animals out of laboratories.

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  • Auto says:

    Thank you PETA for everything you do for animals, devoting your precious time for a noble cause, thank you so very much

  • Avelina Pereira says:

    Thank God some are rescued. When will the human race understand that we are all One and animals are part of the Whole. Thank you for all the efforts, and congratulations for this feature.

  • RAvi says:

    HIII i love u all for what u r doing i wish i could do something i live in delhi and i would be more than happy t join any peta act so plz contact

  • Debra krivoshow says:

    Many voices can make a change.

  • Monica says:

    Congratulations from Barcelona (Spain)!!! wonderful news!!!! GRACIASSS

  • Marlen arciniega says:

    No animal should be used in esperiment…it’s so cruel…it needs to stop.

  • jaya says:

    GOOD NEWS

  • H. Taylor says:

    Testing on ANY animal is useless and evil. No living being should be tortured, mutiliated, or used for needless experiments. It is cruel and stupid. I have a beagle, Bixby who is the sweetest girl and wouldn’t bite a tick if it was on her!!! I can’t even imagine what the animals in labs endure. It has got to be stopped NOW!!!!

  • iris paola says:

    los perros venian desde china y ahora china es el lugar numero uno en matar, torturar y asesinar a diferentes animales una de las cosas de las cuales vi unas imagenes publicadas en internet fue que EN JUNO O JULIO 25 CELEBRA EL FESTIVAL DE LA CARNE EN EL CUAL MATAN PERROS SADICAMENTE PARA SU PENDEJO EVENTO Y NADIE INTERVIENE EN ESA MATANZA, OTRA QUE HACEN VIDEOS HORRIBLES LO LEI EN UNA PUBLICACION DONDE SON TORTURADOS HASTA MORIR, NO CABE DUDA DE QUE LOS ASIATICOS YA SEAN CHINOS,JAPONECES,COREANOS SON LA MISMA BASURA HUMANA LO MALA QUE NADIE SE DA CUENTA QUE ELLOS YA EMPEZARON LA PRIMERA MASACRE CON LOS ANIMALES DESPUES SEGUIRAN CON LOS SERES HUMANOS PQ ASI DICEN LAS PROFESISAS DE NOSTRADAMUS QUE ELLOS SERAN LOS QUE ASESINARA MAS SERES HUMANOS NOSTRADAMUS LES DICE “EL CABALLO AMARILLO”

  • Judy says:

    It’s not ok to torture, hurt, or kill any living animal for experiment purposes.. And if you think it’s ok, then you go first.. ps.. still think it’s ok?

  • Merryla Fidler says:

    This cruelty must stop now.Those tests are useless. Thanks in advance.

  • Ted Fearnley says:

    Please do all you can to prevent any innocent animals from being destroyed by tortuous experimentation.

  • Anna says:

    unirci per vincere… continuate a firmare!

  • anna says:

    l’unione fa la forza!! … pertanto se uniremo le firme di tutti ce la faremo a sconfiggere qst orrore! … FIRMATE! … NN COSTA NULLA!

  • Mark says:

    What are you going to do with the Beagles?

  • jenny says:

    Arreter cette barbarie sur ces pauvres ANIMAUX qui valent MIEUX QUE LES HETRES HUMAINS …………

  • Valorie says:

    Let Americans have a chance to adopt these beagles,I will adopt one,.. im outraged toward the humans who are allowing this to happen, the humans who are in control of breeding, and selling dogs to labs across the world, how do they sleep?..animal lovers speak up and lets get control of this, lets fight fight fight for the animals,….we can do this lets keep whistleblowing, lets keep foraging on for the sake of all animals in harm of being tortured in labs, and fur farms,..China,please, please start loving and protecting animals, stop torturing, eating, skinning alive, and smashing dogs in crab cages,…so shameful, so shameful, and in the long run you will not win, we the angels for the animals will win, we will win, we will win, becuase we are on the side of good, not evil.

  • JB says:

    “We must become the change we want to see.” And, another: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Ghandi When are we going to become conscious beings? This is deplorable. Thank-you PETA.

  • elke zeich says:

    this must be stoped !!!

  • Irene says:

    Shame on all people who make animals suffer needlessly. Stop this cruelty immediately. No animal should be tortured for the sake of experiments. If you want to experiment, sign yourself up and see how it goes.

  • Romali Joshi says:

    Stop harming animals as you would not harm fellow humans.

  • Betsy says:

    Beautifully written, Jeff. Thank you for sharing this important information. No animal should be used in experiments.

  • Sherri MacDonald says:

    PLEASE STOP THIS INHUMANE ACTION. PLEASE STOP CRUELTY.

  • Laurie Armer says:

    The meek will inherit the Earth…the animals!! Get rid of the human race and life on Earth will be as it was meant to be. Humans are NOT the sacred species!!!!!

  • Anna Michalek says:

    Please stop this inhuman action.

  • Marcy Tumbarello says:

    There is right and there is WRONG. THIS IS WRONg! Innocents shouldn’t suffer. It’s that simple! Free the Beagles PLEASE

  • Lovegan692 says:

    People need to stop buying any products tested on animals, it’s the ONLY WAY to stop animal testing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sandra lenart says:

    Let the dogs go this is illegal and the beagels should be set free.

  • M says:

    THIS EVIL ACT MUST BE STOPPED ONCE AND FOR ALL IMMEDIATELY!

  • Vanessa says:

    Stop it please! It is so horrible!

  • Vanessa says:

    Stop it please! This is so horrible!

  • Bernice Frankel says:

    Really got no words for this cruelty…

  • ishika says:

    Animals are not for experimentations, they are to be respected and loved. Experimented for what for mere humans. WHY?.. They don’t deserve this. This is not the way god made animals and humans. We are there to love and protect all life forms.

  • Donna says:

    It is beyond time to get these barbaric practices out of the dark ages over with. Progress is a beautiful thing to embrace, especially when we know so much more about viable alternatives to outdated practices that really do not yield satisfactory and comparable results. Assuming the “scientists” involved in these labs are intelligent members of the scientific community, I would think you will find the error of this testing (since conscience is not even on the menu) and seek methods yielding proper results.

  • Karen Aiello says:

    Please stop doing these horrendous acts of cruelty. You know this isn’t right.

  • Sable Rose Scott says:

    Stop harming animals. it’s a crime. this injustice has to end. this lab work it’s a sin. animals suffer, feel pain, be tortured and abused. – people who do this (to which kind of animal ever) should feel the same pain.

  • GAUTAM bHOWMIK says:

    Since childhood I am an vegetarian due to saw the cruelty & distressed condition towards animals. I absolutely like & love who are devotee the life & time for prevention of cruelty to animals.

  • ALEXA says:

    STOP THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • neharika says:

    Shameless these people are!! They should be hanged till death for such bad treatment to these innocent animals.stop them!!

  • Yvonne Onushco says:

    PLEASE STOP THIS INHUMANE ACTION, DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.

  • Jan Kear says:

    “The greatness of a nation can be determined by how well it treats its animals.”…………………Need I say more????

  • Jenny Eshjey says:

    STOP ALL THE ABUSED AND PAINFUL EXPERIMENTS TO BEAGLES!!!! THEY DESERVED TO BE LOVES AND THEY HAVE THEIR RIGHTS TOO!!!

  • ADRIANA says:

    IS SAD PLEASE DON’T MAKE THEM SUFFER… IT HAS TO BE ANOTHER WAY TO DO EXPERIMENTS WITHOUT USING ANIMALS AND PUT THEM TO SUFFER..

  • cstuck says:

    stop the animal torture, it’s in- humane and a horrible thing to do to these helpless animals.

  • kristina says:

    The barbaric and outdated methods of using beagles and other animals for testing needs to stop!! Scientists are not morons there is plenty of documentation from past animal tests to know reactions to things.Stop wasting money and lives and live in a modern world free from animal torture!!

  • laura b says:

    STOP THIS NOW!

  • shelly says:

    Please help save this innocent dog’s from a life of pain and torture and eventually death. There are plenty of other ways to get the test results they need without the use of any animal. Please do the right thing here and allow Peta or another rescue group to offer these beagles a chance at a loving family where they can live the rest of their lives being happy.

  • Kristina Peterson says:

    Would you do that to someone or something you love Please relinquish the Beagles to the carre of PETA or any animal rescue group. Every living thing deserves to live surrounded by love not given to animal experiments to be tortured and killed.

  • Caroline says:

    We do not own this earth on our own. Our creatures own the earth with us. Imagine if someone persecuted you they way you torture innocent animals. Imagine if they were your own children. Be smart, and use the hearts that good gave you for good. This is your only chance on this earth to make it right.

  • Kelly Nelson says:

    Save the beagles!!!!!

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