Dozens of beagle dogs were filmed in secret US laboratories. Employees who have taken root in the vivarium, the most famous Zooprotective organization – HSUS, filmed shocking materials.
HSUS, the United States Animal Welfare Society, is the largest animal protection organization in the world in Washington. For 2007, the number of members of the organization is 10.6 million.
The video and photos in the submissions were taken during a secret investigation conducted by the human rights organization Humane Society of United States (HSUS) from April to August 2018.
Dozens of beagles are force-fed fungicides in undercover footage from Michigan laboratory as part of year-long study – before they are put down.
- Footage from Michigan laboratory shows animal testing on beagles
- Dogs are force-fed fungicide during one-year trial for chemicals company
- At the end of the 12-month experiment, the 36 beagles will be put down
- More than 60,000 dogs used in experiments at labs across the US
- Used in toxicity tests for pesticides, drugs, dental implants and other
Shocking footage from inside a Michigan laboratory reveals the brutal methods used on dozens of dogs being force-fed fungicide during a year long animal testing experiment.
Some 36 beagles at Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan, Michigan, are being subjected to a year-long toxicity study on behalf of an agricultural chemicals company looking to test their new fungicide.
The beagles who do not survive until the designated end date of the study in July this year, will be put down so their organs can be examined for damage.
The video was filmed during an undercover investigation by animal rights organisation Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) between April and August last year.
It shows the animals at the start of a year-long study which the HSUS says was contracted by Dow AgroSciences at a Michigan lab, which involves force-feeding a fungicide to the 36 beagles.
Some dogs are being subjected to very high doses – so high that up to four capsules had to be shoved down their throats.
HSUS says Dow AgroSciences has publicly acknowledged that this one-year test is scientifically unnecessary.
Over the span of the nearly 100 days, an HSUS investigator documented nearly two dozen short-term and long-term experiments that involved tests on dogs, including the fungicide test.
Among the beagles tested on at the facility was a young dog named Harvey who clearly sought attention by humans and was characterized by the laboratory staff as ‘a good boy.’
Harvey was being used in a study backed to test the safety of two drugs chemicals, which involved surgically opening the dogs’ chest cavities and pouring the substances into the area.
As one lab employee observed, the day Harvey was killed was ‘the best life he knew’ simply because he was allowed out of his sterile cage to run around on the floor for a minute prior to being carried down the laboratory hallway to the necropsy department for euthanasia.
Charles River Laboratory carried out tests on dogs for at least 25 companies during the time of the HSUS investigation.
According to HSUS, more than 60,000 dogs are used in experiments at labs across the US every year, including toxicity tests for pesticides, drugs, dental implants and other products.
Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and president of Humane Society International, said: ‘The disturbing findings at this facility are sadly not unique.
‘Experiments are happening at hundreds of laboratories each year throughout the United States, with more than 60,000 dogs suffering.
‘But that does not have to be the fate for these 36 beagles. For months we have been urging Dow to end the unnecessary test and release the dogs to us.
‘We have gone to considerable lengths to assist the company in doing so, but we simply cannot wait any longer; every single day these caged dogs are being poisoned and are one day closer to being killed.
‘We must turn to the public to join us in urging Dow to stop the test immediately and to work with us to get these dogs into suitable homes.’
In a statement Dow said it has ‘a strong commitment to ensuring the safety of our products, and the care and well-being of animals.
It added that animal testing is not something the company undertakes lightly, but said ‘neither is it something the Company can discontinue when it is required by regulatory authorities.’
It said the company is committed to finding alternatives to animal testing. In a statement posted to Twitter, it noted that the fungicide business was aligned to Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont.
In the meantime, the Dow AgroSciences chemical campaign “seeks to find an alternative to animal experiments” – dozens of innocent and human-loyal animals suffer from terrible pain and anguish in laboratory cells, and die … Unfortunately, there are thousands of such laboratories where thousands of animals are tested all over the world.
Charles River Laboratories is the largest breeder for animals to use in labs and experiments in the world according to PETA. Many animals at Charles River Laboratories are bred in disgusting factory farms or taken away from their home and family from the wild.
They also conduct cruel test on the animals. The animals have to experience pain and stress everyday in small lonely cages where workers cruelly neglect them. Many animals are not given anesthesia or pain killers and are killed at the end of each test when they survived the horror but are no longer needed. According to the Humane Society of the United States an example of a cruel test they conducted was on three dogs who were force fed a test substance every day for five days. They started to have a higher heart rate, difficulty breathing, and were very cold to touch. One died and the other two were euthanized later.
Charles River Laboratories has many AWA violations. They have made “mistakes” that resulted in painful deaths for the defenseless animals. One example is a female monkey who was locked in her cage and was burned alive in a high temperature cage washer when worker “forgot” to take her out.
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According to the Humane Society of United States (HSUS)