Envigo Beagle-Breeding Hellhole to Shut Down After PETA Exposé; All 4,000 Surviving Dogs Being Transferred for Adoption

With our groundbreaking undercover investigation that blew the lid off neglect, intense confinement, suffering, and death at Envigo’s massive beagle-breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia, PETA helped spark a historic domino effect that paved the way for the closure of the dog prison. Within a few months, our 2021 exposé was followed by the execution of a search warrant that resulted in law-enforcement officials’ seizure of nearly 450 dogs and puppies “in acute distress,” federal citations for dozens of violations of animal welfare laws, and a legal battle between Envigo and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Envigo’s parent company, Inotiv, announced that it would close the Cumberland breeding facility, and a federal court approved the DOJ’s plan to remove all approximately 4,000 surviving dogs from the facility so that they can be adopted. The victims will be given the opportunity to have what every dog deserves—love, the freedom to enjoy life, and respect for their individuality as members of a family home.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind