60,000 Dogs Used for Animal Testing in the US
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60,000 dogs are used for animal testing per year in the US alone, most of them beagles. Beagles are the dog of choice because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.
But animal testing doesn't even work. 106,000 people die yearly from drugs tested safe on animals. The Beagle Freedom Project is working hard to free these dogs from testing facilities. Already 80,563 people have signed up to participate in their rehabilitation and re-homing campaigns.
Check out this amazing video of The Beagle Freedom Project releasing dogs rescued from a testing facility who have never seen the sun before.