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Animals  (tags: Debarking, Beagles, Sasha, Rescued Dog, Animal Dogs, China, Imported, Lethal dose, Advinus Therapeutics, Bangalore, Drug Toxicity Testing Protocol )

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Pure bred Beagles from China have been imported into India (Advinus Therapeutics, Bangalore) falsely as pets, for clinical trials and toxicology testing. Most of these beagle are DEBARKED, just so that the lab technicians handling them do not get irritate

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Krish Away (43)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:00 pm
News coverage of rescued dog Sasha:

Adopting a rescued lab-tested dog is like going into a cave blind-folded.Sashafounditquiteterrifying at first to adjust to her new surroundings, says Gopinath.Contact with other animals,children and even adults was alien to her.She was unfamiliar with treats and toys.She had phobias and fears from being confined,restrained,poked and prodded.She still does.She had seborrhea dermatitis;she was just 7 and a half kgs as opposed to a 10-12 kg healthy miniature beagle her age... She was malnourished from not being fed properly and being exposed to the sun, recalls Gopinath.But Sasha,aka No.8699640,had a friend in Gopinaths other beagle big brother Calvin.
Aloof Calvin took a shine to Sasha at their very first meeting.Sasha would watch Calvin run up and down the stairs at home, says Gopinath,and she too,slowly and cautiously,followed suit. That was a milestone in the Gopinath household.She learnt from him how to walk up to a human for a cuddle.She also watched him bark;to call his human family whenever he needed something.One day she tried to do the same when her ball was stuck under a chair.She barkedand barked- but discoverd that her bark was different from Calvins there was no sound accompanying it.It was an empty bark!
Sasha was a debarked Beagle;her vocal chords had been severed.
Ashwini Janakiraman,who adopted one of female beagles from the same place where Sasha was rescued from says in her petition on Stop unethical usage of Beagles in clinical trial/ testing: Most of these beagles (used in lab testing) are debarked just so that the lab technicians handlingthemdonotgetirritated.These beagles undergo tests that they are not even sanctioned for.Lethal doses of toxic agrochemical are injected into theseanimals,intheabsenceofanesthesia,to monitor physiological changes/affects. Janakiraman mentions that it was painful to see her beagle with such a traumatised past.After we got her home,the first two weeks were tough.There were nights where she would sit up in the corner of my room shivering head to toe probably thinking I would hurt her.
Sasha too flinches around young men.Gopinath feels that it is because Sasha might be reminded of her young lab technicians.She even recoils at the slightest touch on her paws which may be due to years of fearing needles during tests.


Gopinath began Speak Up For Sasha to create awareness for labtested animals.This FB page also lists products free of animal testing.It is time we take a stand, says Gopinath.We must not buy products tested on animals.It is hard to avoid pharma drugs that are tested on animals;we have a long way to go before that (to find an alternate solution).But today,we can say no to products that have been created with the agony and death of millions of animals.We have the power to bring about a change.
At a recent meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Cosmetics Sectional Committee,chaired by the Drugs Controller General of India it was decided that using animals for cosmetictesting will be banned.Rakesh Shukla,founder of Voice of Stray Dogs says: The business of testing products on dogs is complex

Krish Away (43)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:01 pm
Petition Overview:
Pure bred Beagles from China have been imported into India (Advinus Therapeutics, Bangalore) falsely as pets, for clinical trials and toxicology testing. Most of these beagle are debarked just so that the lab technicians handling them do not get irritated. These Beagles undergo tests that they are not even sanctioned for. Lethal doses of toxic agro-chemical are injected into these animals, in the absence of anesthesia, to monitor physiological changes/affects. In reality Advinus has been sacrificing the beagles at the end of their study based on Drug Toxicity Testing Protocol.

I recently adopted one of the female beagles rescued from Advinus Labs. Its painful to see her with such a traumatized past. After we got her home, the first 2 weeks were tough. There were nights where she would sit up in the corner of my room shivering head to toe probably thinking I would hurt her.

I need your help to carry forward this petition to as many as possible and turn it into a reality. Kindly sign if you care.

Lisa W (143)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:08 pm
Signed gladly, thanks Krish!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:54 pm
noted signed ty

Friday December 6, 2013, 2:05 pm
Signed with 9,214 supporters
10,786 NEEDED
Thank you, Krish.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:09 pm
10,785 NEEDED
& Thank you Krish

Animae C (513)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:14 pm
with 9,217 supporters
10,783 NEEDED

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:48 pm
N&S # 9,218 Dec 6
TY Krish

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:34 pm
S+S-thx Krish

Ondine J (134)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:06 pm
Noted and signed, thanks

Rachael Moore (55)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:10 pm
Noted & Signed. Thank you very much Krish.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:07 pm

Jan Garen (86)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:19 am
IRRITATED??????? The kind of irritation that should be dished out to them would be extremely painful and permanent. They are psychologically genetically modified drones who get off on inflicting pain. How much the human race has to be ashamed of.

Autumn S (151)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:16 am
with 9,235 supporters
10,765 NEEDED

Kaileen Reynolds (60)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:21 am
Done. Thanks for sharing.

Reynard Loki (16)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:53 am
S&N, tweeted, TY Krish

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:58 am
Horrendous!!!!!!!! Already signed, but now noted in hope a lot will sign!!!!
Thanks Krish

Connie Palladini (100)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:10 am

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:14 am

Mike M (40)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:15 am
with 9,252 supporters
10,748 NEEDED

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:34 am
with 9,253 supporters

Avid Reader (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:53 am
with 9,255 supporters
10,745 NEEDED

Thanks Krish

. (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:17 pm

Caroline S (78)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:31 pm

Marek O (28)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:43 pm
Signed, thanks.

Malgorzata Zmuda (199)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:56 pm
petycja podpisana

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:42 pm

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:51 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:54 pm
This is so morally wrong Beagles should not be tested on anyway To do this to them is evil beyond words I suggest the people that do this to the dogs have it done to them See how they like it Its bad enough if something is born mute To have it done to any creature on purpose is unforgiveable!! Evil bastards that do this hope what goes round comes round

signed & Noted thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:58 pm

Amy L (112)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:20 pm

Nelson B (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:23 pm
Cruel and inhumane. Signed petition.

Shirley H (49)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:32 pm
More than Happy to sign.

Stardust Noel (38)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:35 pm
Signed & passed

norma laborie (33)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:48 pm
poor dog that's horrible- signed

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:04 pm

Irene Leggett (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:12 pm
Why don't these heartless, gutless, brain-dead, soul-less lab workers experiment on each other and do it with a complete lack of compassion, empathy and moral ethics. Oh no, of course they couldn't but its absolutely fine to do it to defenceless, voiceless (especially if they have been debarked or de-voiced) innocent animals instead. Shame on every last one of them, may they HAVE nightmares for the rest of their miserable lives. (probably won't as they have NO conscience)

Patsy Olive (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:13 pm
Noted tweeted. Very cruel. Thanks.

linda b (186)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:13 pm
They should be given a taste of their own medince Signed with much disgust. Thanks Krish.

Romila Lal (9)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:20 pm

Susan Ho (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:23 pm
I want animal testings to become illegal! If they want to test anything, use human volunteers.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:34 pm
Noted and glad to sign that. Thank you, Krish.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:41 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Krish.

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:42 pm
I met a dog who was devocalized once-it was pretty sad as he kept running around the pool my daughter was in and was trying to bark at her (he was a sheltie I think-a herding dog) and all that came out was this little sound. I know of people who might brome more tolerable by having this done but I would need do it to a dog. I like them bette as a rule anyway.

Ilona V (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:30 pm
Thanks Krish. Gladly noted & signed
with 9,379 supporters

10,621 NEEDED

Shelli S (374)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:53 pm
This is so beyond wrong & really cruel S / N Thanks

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:26 pm
So terrible ... signed !!

Sheri Schongold (7)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:27 pm

There is no reason to debark animals for any tests. This is tantamount to murder as they are now defenseless. If you need to test products, test them on people as that is who will be affected. Dogs do not need to be hurt. If you are not sure if it is something to do, decide if you would do this to yourself or another human. If the answer is no, it is not proper for animals.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:41 pm
signed, thnx.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:32 pm

Gloria H (88)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:58 pm
why not just give the workers lobodomies so they don't have to even think about what they are doing to the animals???
"Irritated" by the dogs crying and barking...when they are being tortured? What type of POS wants to work there? Is being a sadist the main job requirement?

Shana M (56)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:28 pm
Signed and noted.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:04 pm

Madhuri Pillai (22)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:58 am

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:14 am


Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:45 am
Signed with 9,485 supporters...10,515 NEEDED.

. (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:02 am
Notée, déjà signée, repartagée

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:21 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:25 am

John McDonald (4)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:04 am
End all animal testing, period.

MareCad T (2)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:13 am

m B (69)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:12 pm
So cruel. Noted and signed!!

Apolonia Pl (393)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:55 pm
Signedwith 9,552 supporters, 10,447 NEEDED

Winn A (179)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:53 pm

Edgar Zuim (47)
Monday December 9, 2013, 3:57 am

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:02 am
signed & noted

sylvie C (46)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 2:54 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:34 am

Connie Palladini (100)
Monday December 30, 2013, 10:01 pm
Sooooo signed!!!

Tina F (113)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:07 am
Stop all lab testing on animals! Signed!
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