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The Life of a Research Beagle

The Life of a Research on animals is still extremely common in the United States. It's estimated that thousands of mice, guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, and dogs suffer and die in these tests every year in the U.S. alone. Research Beagle Beagles are the dog of choice for laboratory research because of their small size and gentle nature. Despite mounting evidence that this testing produces unreliable results, 70,000 Beagles are killed each year in the name of research. These are some of the horrific Cancer Research Dogs are either bred to be predisposed to cancer, exposed to dangerous carcinogens, or implanted with cancerous tumors and then used in research to study and attempt treatments for cancer in humans. tests Beagles and other animals are forced to endure: In a study at Harvard Medical School, researchers implanted 13 female retired breeding dogs with cancerous tumors under their skin, in their kidneys, and in their lungs. After the tumors grew and were extracted for testing, the 13 dogs were euthanized. Transplantation Dogs and other animals are commonly used to act as "human models" for experimnets related to organ transplants. Many are bred to have specific diseases so that experiments, like bone marrow and cell transplants, can be done to test if they will cure the disease. Skin Irritation Testing Testing is done by placing a chemical on a shaved area of the animal. Researchers may even prepare the area by removing layers of skin to cause abrasions. These tests cause severe pain to the animal and can result in ulcers, bleeding, bloody scabs and discolored skin. Eye Irritancy Testing Researchers drop concentrated amounts of a test substance into the eyes and then measure the eye's reactions to determine the level of damage and injury - i.e. swelling, redness, ulcerations, blindness, etc. This test is imprecise because they eyes of test animals differ in both structure and pH from the human eye. It cannot produce reliable results. Heart and Lung Research Researchers will induce lethal medical conditions such as heart failure, cardiac arrest, collapsed lungs, and blocked airways in order to study them. In a study at the Mayo Clinic, dogs were implanted with pacemakers and their heart rates were systematically increased from 70 beats per minute to 220 to study conditions related to human congestive heart failure. At the end of the study, the dogs were euthanized. Toxicology Studies Dogs are often used to measure the harmful effects of a given substance - such as human drugs, food additives, household cleaners, and industrial chemicals. Military Research Military research facilities use animals to study hypothermia, frostbite, oxygen deficiency, respiratory distress and heatstroke. Dogs are forced to ingest chemicals in order to determine the dose that results in the animal's death. Many are used in research involving chemical and biological defense, infectious diseases, and testing new weapons. Military research involves the deadliest diseases, like Ebola and Anthrax, typically causing extreme suffering and death. Dogs are usually killed at the end of the study, if they did not die during the experiment. Others are used in medical training involving gunshot wounds, tissue damage, blood loss, burns and other painful physical damage to their bodies. Embryo Research A pregnant female is exposed, usually by force-feeding, starting at the initiation of pregnancy (through implantation) and contiuing throughout the pregnancy. She is then killed on the day before she is expected to give birth. Wound lab training sometimes involves shooting animals to re-create battlefield injuries. These studies can produce misleading data. Her pups are extracted and evaluated for signs of developmental abnormalities and birth defects. Shop for "Cruelty-Free" Products Shampoo, cologne, lipstick, and hundreds of other cosmetic and household products are all still tested on animals. Thousands of beagles are suffering and dying to test these products, even though producing safe, cruelty-free beauty products is possible. Support those companies that make products that aren't tested on animals. Sign our Petition to Stop Research on Dogs at: With 25,000 signatures, our petition will receive an official White House response. With your help, we can effect change. Join us in our Effort to End Research Testing on Beagles at and

The Life of a Research Beagle

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Beagles are the dog of choice for laboratory research because of their small size and gentle nature. Despite mounting evidence that this testing produces unreliable results, 70,000 Beagles are kille...


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