By Josie November 27th, 2023
These rescued lab beagles have not had the life they deserve and it’s only now that they get to feel grass under their paws for the first time.
Sadly, the beagle’s numerous positive attributes that make them great pets, are also what makes them popular dogs for animal testing.
Their willingness to cooperate and adaptability to different situations make them suitable for a range of experimental procedures.
Beagles share significant physiological similarities with humans, making them valuable for studies related to human diseases and drug testing.
Released from their confined indoor cages, these dogs rescued lab beagles experience the warmth of sunlight and the feel of grass under their paws for the very first time.
Although a beautiful sight, it’s equally heartbreaking, as it underlines the horrible conditions they’ve endured until now.
These dogs often undergo painful and distressing procedures without adequate pain relief or care.
This mental and physical suffering of these animals is a much-needed reminder of the ethical dilemmas inherent in animal testing.
The United States, China, and several European countries are among the leading users of dogs in laboratory research.