Research Beagles See Sun For The First Time (Video)


Every once in a while, an animal research story gets a happy ending.

Beagles are often used in laboratories as research subjects because of their friendly, trusting personalities. The Beagle Freedom Project‘s mission is to get these beagles out of labs and into loving homes. In June 2011, they rescued 9 beagles and took them outside for the first time in their lives:


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LMj Sunshine

Wonderful, thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Wonderful, thank you.

Johnice R.
Johnice R5 years ago

As a human with 2 Beagle roommates, this is something I am well aware of, and I am also aware of the supermarket shelf pet food brands which are produced by companies who engage in the most horrific and abusive research on Beagles.

My Beagles are neither from research labs nor rescues, they are from responsible breeders, my choice due to my limited funds living on SSI, I cannot support a pair of medically dependent Hounds. That being said, I support the agencies which care for and rescue Beagles because that is what I can afford, my small donations, combined with others, help to change the lives of such Beagles and see them in as good a home my Beagles live in, safe, warm, loved, and happy!

Aimee A.
Aimee A5 years ago

This is very sad, but after watching this video, I have a question. There's only 9 beagles in carriers, and they all have food & water in them. If you watch the video of the ASPCA's rescue of the 700 cats at Caboodle Ranch, you'll see 700 cats in carriers stacked up high, and no food and water in their carriers. Why? It stands to reason that 700 cats will be in their carriers much much longer than the 9 beagles will. Why are the cats not treated with the same amount of care that the beagles are given?

Susan G.
Susan Griffiths5 years ago

Thank you so much for what must have involved so much hard work. Your vido made me cry with joy for these dogs new lfe and cry with sadness for the plight of all the other animals still in research labs. We must all do what we can to stop animal testing completely. Your video and work is inspirational.

Sandra Patterson
Sandra ;atterson5 years ago

This makes me cry everytime I see it(tears of joy)

Heather P.
Heather P5 years ago

That wasTHE MOST touching video Ive seen. I cried through the whole thing. Im praying for the rest of the dogs to find great homes.

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran5 years ago


SeattleAnn S.
Ann S5 years ago

Totally agree with Miss M in previous post.

Miss May
Ashley Piechocki5 years ago

That is really sad how the beagles were used in experiments in the first place.