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AstraZeneca Beagles Urgently Need Your Help - PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY !

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Ever since pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca decided to close its dog-breeding facility in Sweden, the fate of more than 300 beagles has been hanging in the balance. AstraZeneca's plans to ship the dogs to UK laboratories to become victims of horrific

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Cher C (1430)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:22 pm

Ever since pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca decided to close its dog-breeding facility in Sweden, the fate of more than 300 beagles has been hanging in the balance. AstraZeneca’s plans to ship the dogs to UK laboratories to become victims of horrific animal tests have met with opposition from more than 11,000 PETA supporters, who’ve written to the company to ask that these dogs be spared the cruelty of experimentation and instead be adopted into loving homes.

Yesterday, we heard the disturbing news that a number of the beagles had been shipped to Manchester Airport, transported by the airline Aeronova. Each year, pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca hire carriers like Aeronova to transport animals to laboratories that test products on animals in excruciatingly painful and lethal experiments. Specifically, dogs like those at the AstraZeneca facility are likely to be subjected to cruel toxicity tests in which they are injected with or force-fed chemicals and experimental drugs in increasingly higher doses until they become very sick, suffer from seizures and vomiting and/or die.


Cher C (1430)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:22 pm

Time is running out for the remaining dogs. Please contact Aeronova today and ask that the airline refuse to ship any more of the beagles to laboratories in the UK, where the animals will be caged, mutilated, poisoned and killed.


Cher C (1430)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:23 pm

Call Aeronova’s office on 00 34961521136

or send the airline an e-mail at and


Cher C (1430)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:23 pm

Here are the main points to make:
•Explain that you were very distressed to learn that Aeronova shipped a number of beagles to the UK for cruel animal tests on 26 February.
•Request that the airline refuse to transport any more beagles from AstraZeneca’s Örkelljunga facility to the UK.
•Point out that many other leading airlines refuse to transport animals destined for pain and misery in laboratories, including FedEx, UPS, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Qantas.
•Ask Aeronova to make the compassionate choice to adopt a policy against shipping all animals to laboratories. Tell its representatives that you will refuse to fly with Aeronova as long as it continues to be complicit in inhumane tests in which animals are caged, mutilated, poisoned and killed.


. (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:46 pm

Pat B (356)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:55 pm
TY, Cher for this.

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:41 pm
this makes me sick. so signed. so noted. so upset. thank you, cher.

Christeen A (377)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:05 pm

Autumn S (151)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:24 pm
signed and noted, TY Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:54 pm
I'm so disappointed with this news. These dogs suffer for nothing as these experiments are useless. I pray our efforts can help the ones that have not been shipped out yet. This Airline is just as guilty as the tortures. Signed in distress,thanks Cher.

Marie W (67)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:00 pm

pam w (139)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:36 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:29 pm
Sad news.

Lynn D (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:13 pm
So very sad........

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:33 pm
Noted and signed - what can I say - I am just so devastated at the horrendous cruelty that goes on and on every second of every day - really makes me want to leave this earth.

Gabriele R (26)
Friday March 1, 2013, 2:48 am
Noted and signed with sadness

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:03 am
So sad. N&S

jaya Sinha (26)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:03 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

paula eaton (30)
Friday March 1, 2013, 4:02 am
Signed. It does not matter if an animal is bred for vivisection or not, they do not deserve to be tortured to death. Hopefully they will release the dogs for adoption, doubt it will happen because animal welfare does not enter their morally bankrupt minds.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday March 1, 2013, 4:36 am
Signed. They have been through enough.

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Friday March 1, 2013, 4:41 am
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Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 4:52 am
Please offer your kind heart to the helpless

Jan Garen (86)
Friday March 1, 2013, 5:05 am
Written to Aeronova and posted the email address to Facebook.

Danuta W (1248)
Friday March 1, 2013, 5:47 am

Tanya W (65)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted and email sent.

Ruth C (87)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:39 am

Harshita Sharma (137)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:12 am
This is terrible! Signed.

Dana B (140)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:39 am
Signed, thank you

Joy Wong (103)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:49 am

Constance F (418)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:10 am
Thank you for posting ! email sent on wednesday, 2/28

Myraida Diaz (136)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:18 am
Will send the email. TY!!!

Amy E (66)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:40 am
emails sent

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday March 1, 2013, 9:09 am
Very sad... sent

Mike H (252)
Friday March 1, 2013, 9:12 am

. (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 10:13 am
note, mail to and sent - thank you dear Cher

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday March 1, 2013, 11:14 am
noted thanks

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (152)
Friday March 1, 2013, 11:47 am
Shoot ... Must call - something I cannot do.

Jenny T (41)
Friday March 1, 2013, 12:51 pm
Email attended.
I am disgusted in Astra Zeneca

Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 2:49 pm
I thought they were stopping a lot of these animal experiments in Uk are March I must be wrong This is awful abd so sad I hope they tell us where they have gone to so we can contact them in UK

email sent & noted Thanks

Cynthia H (100)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:09 pm
The petition to sign is closed.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 4:08 pm
done and I am sick

Elaine B (24)
Friday March 1, 2013, 4:15 pm
So so sad

Lisa Z (168)
Friday March 1, 2013, 4:29 pm
Tried to sign. Petition closed.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday March 1, 2013, 5:27 pm
Noted, but petition is closed now, so unable to sign. Thanks for the awareness Cher.
This is so horrific. I would like to find out what kind of pharmaceuticals they sell, as I would not have anything to do with any of their products.

Michelle S (462)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:14 pm
Emails sent. Speechless, as usual.

Friday March 1, 2013, 6:34 pm
Noted & Done. Thanks Cher

Jade N (22)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:58 pm

Jade N (22)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:59 pm
tried but it's closed

Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:00 pm
petition closed. Will send email

Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:07 pm

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:41 pm
"This Action is now closed."

James Merit (144)
Friday March 1, 2013, 9:40 pm
Sickning,, petition closed will try the other options listed, thank you!

Julia R (296)
Friday March 1, 2013, 9:58 pm
Emails sent! How egregious this is to breed these poor dogs so that they can live in a constant nightmare of suffering in the animal research industry! These experiments are totally indefensible as nothing has ever been gained by the suffering of animals and there are so many better alternatives to doing medical research that don't involve animals! Shame on AstraZeneca! These beagles could have finally been spared the terrible suffering that they now have to face again at another laboratory! Hopefully, with our emails sent may be we can spare many of them from such a horrible fate! With tears I write this seeing their eager little faces pleading to get out of their cages and their constant pain! Bless you Cher for posting this.

Marie W (67)
Friday March 1, 2013, 10:58 pm

Pamela W (75)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:46 am
Noted but "This action is now closed" ....will send e-mails and phone them !! Thanks Cher !! Are these the same beagles that were destined to go to the Huntingdon Labs in the UK ? (story rings a bell from a while back) !

Valerie V (8)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 3:49 pm
Noted, thanks!

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 4:31 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared and emailed to the airlines. Maybe if we worked on more publicity, it would make a difference. Horrible to think those little dogs will suffer so.

David J. (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:41 am
There's is a march in Bristol on the 9th March at Victoris gardens and one on same day at Astra Zeneca Alderley Edge, Cheshire 11:00am we need numbers if you can attend. Please note it is a quiet campaign and not a demo. We will appeal to the company to release the beagles to us for rehoming. Follow Facebook group, "save the beagles from torture in the name of science"

David J. (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:42 am
Ps it's in the UK and it will be covered on the Itv Granada news.

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:00 pm
e-mil to be sent, thanks Cher

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:21 am
Closed Cher :-0 Thnx Sorry

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 8:13 am
Closed. Thank you Cher.

Animae C (514)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:12 pm
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