40 Beagles used for medical research leave labs for a better life

The use of animals in medical research raises growing ethical questions. A group of American rescuers wanted to prevent dozens of Beagles from living this destiny, and offer them a better life.

40 Beaglesincluding 15 puppies, arrived in the state of Rhode Island a while ago. While living in the laboratory, they were saved from the fate of medical research, and would finally be able to taste the flavor of a normal life.

A massive rescue

Article illustration: 40 Beagles, used for medical research, leave laboratories for a better life

The Providence Journal

This good deed was made possible thanks to the volunteers of the Humane Society of the United Statesand those of the RISPCA (Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the refuge that welcomed them.

We will not know more about the origin of the Beaglessince the President of the RISPCA, Wayne Kezirian, wished to remain discreet on this subject. He nevertheless stated that these dogs had “ won the Beagle lottery », and that they had just escaped from a very disastrous destiny.

Article illustration: 40 Beagles, used for medical research, leave laboratories for a better life

The Providence Journal

Everything was done to ensure that the reception of the dogs went perfectly, even if some of them suffered from dental pathologies, reports The Providence Journal. Their general state of health was still rather good, and all were able to be adopted fairly quickly.

Article illustration: 40 Beagles, used for medical research, leave laboratories for a better life

The Providence Journal

The departures of Beagles were done gradually, because one of the female dogs was pregnant. It was necessary to wait until her puppies reached the age of 8 weeks so that they were weaned from their mother and able to leave their cozy nest.

This great adventure ended in early September with the adoption of the latest Beagle who was at the shelter, a 6-year-old dog named cruller. A story that ends wonderfully!

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