Tear-jerking moment lab beagles see sunlight for the first time as they are released from cages

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Tear-jerking moment lab beagles see sunlight for the first time as they are released from cages

Post by Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:38 pm

This is the heart-breaking moment male beagles kept in captivity inside a laboratory were released from their cages for the first time.

Scared and visibly unsure of leaving the confines of their cages, the dogs were among many being used for lab testing in Spain before it went out of business.

A total of 72 beagles were rescued by members of Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME) during the operation - most of whom had never been outside their cages.


Freedom: This male beagle takes a tentative step outside his cage for the first time in his life after he was freed from laboratory testing


Terrified: The face of this beagle says it all as he contemplates freedom for the first time


Timid: After setting foot on grass, this male beagle is unsure of his new surroundings

Gary Smith, ARME's Beagle Freedom Project spokesman, said: 'We've been told they lived on per cage in rooms of 10 beagles, but they never had any physical interaction with one another. They've been in kennels since they were rescued about a week ago, but aside from that, they've spent most of their lives locked up.'

The rescue operation took place in June, and the animals' first steps of freedom were posted on YouTube after they were recovered. Forty of the beagles arrived in Los Angeles, U.S., last week where they will be put up for adoption.

The remainder of the dogs, all aged between four and seven and bred in captivity, have already been adopted in Europe.

Beagles are often used in lab testing of products, including cosmetics, because of their 'docile and trusting' personalities. Mr Smith added: 'Beagles are incredibly sweet, docile, companion animals. The downfall is, the same reason the beagle is a perfect companion animal, is the same reason they're used for testing.'

For more information on the rescue operations or adopting one of the beagles, go to ARME's website.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067576/Tear-jerking-moment-lab-beagles-sunlight-time-released-cages.html#ixzz1f82o4s2a

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Hopefully these are the lucky ones but how many more remain undiscovered No

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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:44 pm

Too many FTL!

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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:48 pm

sassy1261 wrote:Too many FTL!

This story made me cry Sassy Sad

The little one's face on the second picture, it breaks my heart, it really does No

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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:50 pm

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This story made me cry Sassy Sad

The little one's face on the second picture, it breaks my heart, it really does No

I know! I don't agree with animal rights activists using violence, but I sure understand why they get so frustrated!

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Post by victorismyhero on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:51 pm

I know this sounds terribly stone hearted...BUT...you DO want your medicines to be safe dont you??? OR would you rather another thalidomide episode...or worse.....?
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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:55 pm

victorismyhero wrote:I know this sounds terribly stone hearted...BUT...you DO want your medicines to be safe dont you??? OR would you rather another thalidomide episode...or worse.....?

Very little medical testing is done on beagles Victor, I think I am right in saying, its more cosmetics etc. Plus I don't think that medical testing on animals is really worth it, they react in a completely different way to humans. I simply don't think we have the right to do it. Didn't thalidomide pass all the animal tests?

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Post by Guest on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:24 pm

Picture Number two is a corker. As a keen photographer I would have been very proud to have taken that picture. As far as medical testing is concerned I cannot comment as I don't know enough about the procedures.

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