Breeding lab with 4,000 abused Beagles closed in largest dog rescue effort in US history


WANTED: 4,000 dog owners, illico.

A major dog rehoming effort is currently underway in the United States after 4,000 Beagles were removed from a facility in Virginia that bred them to sell to labs for drug experiments.

In what has been described as one of the largest dog rescue efforts in the nation’s history, abused animals were rescued from an Envigo site in Cumberland after it closed following numerous accusations of human rights violations. animal rights.

As reported by The Telegraphgovernment inspectors found that Beagles were there kill instead of receiving care for easily treatable conditions, nursing mother Beagles were denied meals and when they were finally fed, the food they received contained maggots, mold and feces.

In addition, over an eight-week period, 25 Beagle puppies have died from the cold, the Humane Society revealed in a statement, adding that some were injured when attacked by other dogs in crowded environments.

The harrowing conditions the dogs were kept in will also impact their behavior in the future, with charities already saying many animals are showing signs of trauma. Some of the rescued puppies had never been held and couldn’t even play…

Envigo, aka the company behind the Virginia facility, is a private contract research organization that provides research models and related products and services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia and… other life sciences groups.

He was sued by the US Department of Justice in May 2022 for violating animal welfare law. Then in June, parent company Inotiv said it would close the facility. In July, Envigo resolved the issue with the government without paying any fines.

But according to Republican Senator from Virginia Bill Stanley, who spoke to The Telegraph, efforts to save the Beagles began long before 2022: “I tried to shut them down in 2019, but with no success. But over the years, we have never stopped fighting.

Shelters in Virginia as well as neighboring states have already started taking in the dogs, providing rescued animals with comprehensive checkups ranging from medicals and vaccinations to any other treatment they may need. Only then will the Beagles be available for adoption into what we hope will be loving homes.


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