RESQWALK AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING
ABOUT BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT
Beagle Freedom Project was established in 2010 to save as many animals from laboratories as possible.
At any given time, nearly 70,000 dogs are used at universities and other research facilities in lab testing for the medical, pharmaceutical, consumer products and cosmetics industries. 96% of these dogs are Beagles and the majority of these animals will never know a life outside of the lab. The mission of the Beagle Freedom Project is to give these dogs an opportunity to live out their post-laboratory lives in loving furever homes and to ultimately end needless testing.
Beagles are “the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities.” In the majority of cases, Beagles are sent from commercial breeders directly to the research facilities. Many of the facilities debark their dogs, tattoo their ears with a Federal ID Number (identifying them by a number, and not a name), and they never feel the sensation of grass beneath their feet.
The dogs are confined to cages and live an existence absent of love and affection. The approach Beagle Freedom Project has implemented to combat this horrific reality is commendable, and smart. The project says,
“It is no secret that Beagle Freedom Project is principally opposed to the use of animals in testing, but this organization’s very existence is premised on finding the common ground with those in the animal research industry we disagree with – and that common ground is the shared obligation to these dogs.”
HOW BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT WORKS
Acting in the best interests of the dogs, Beagle Freedom works directly with the labs. When the dogs are no longer needed or wanted for research purposes, Beagle Freedom gets them, rehabilitates them, and places them in foster homes where they learn to be dogs, to be free, and ultimately get matched with their perfect, furever home. All rescues are done legally and with the cooperation of the facility.
By arranging for the animals to be fostered and ultimately adopted, Beagle Freedom Project gives the animals a second chance at life.
These dogs don’t know what it’s like to be loved, or cuddled, or kissed, and many have never been outside. The Beagle Freedom Project works with the fosters and adopters to introduce the animals to their new life. They emphasize patience and compassion, as many of the animals will need extra time to fully understand what it means to be FREE.
Here are a few of the faces that have been rescued by the project:
THE RESQWALK AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING
From June 13th to July 10th take a stand and help us ResQwalk 300,000 miles against animal testing. In order to participate all you have to do is download the FREE ResQwalk app (available from iTunes and GooglePlay) and walk.
Whether you are in the United States, Canada, the UK, or a hidden corner of the world, join us! ResQwalk and tell the world that you’re against animal testing.
GRAB YOUR GEAR
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To learn more about Beagle Freedom Project visit: www.beaglefreedomproject.org/