Rescued Beagles Step Outdoors for The First Time

Last week was World Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories. The Dodo posted heartwarming stories and videos of animals freed after lifetimes of lab research. Beagles are sadly often used in research labs, often due to their sweet, adaptable nature.

The Beagle Freedom Project was founded in 2010 by Shannon Keith. It was born out of her desire to rescue Beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home. In the labs, they are nameless, only identified by a long number. Once research laboratories are done with Beagles, the dogs are typically euthanized. The ones that are freed typically have nightmares every night and often can’t be left alone.

The heartwarming video above shows the Beagles stepping on grass and seeing sunshine for the first time. They openly welcome their fellow captive Beagles. Would you like to see more Beagles freed and see an end to this horrific animal testing?

How you can make a difference:

1. Donít buy from any of these companies or their associated brands that still test on animals. (Beagles are frequently used for toxicity testing.)

I downloaded the iPhone app Cruelty-Free so that I could refer to what products test on animals when shopping. It is also available as an Android app.

2. Foster and/or adopt. Foster homes are mostly needed in the Los Angeles area. Pictures and descriptions of the Beagles available for adoption are viewable also at that link.

3. Sign a petition to prevent unnecessary animal testing.

To learn more visit†the Beagle Freedom Project.


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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Melissa M.
Melissa M4 years ago

It breaks my heart to know what these dog have gone through but their beautiful resilient spirit is amazing. To be able to go from a lab to being playful happy dogs in such a short time. There is so much we could learn from animals.

Maggie Welch
Maggie D4 years ago

Thank you, I needed that. I will never give up hope that some day no animal will be subjected to the barbaric, heinous and unnecessary evils of "research" and "product testing."

Valentina R.
Valentina R4 years ago

Animal testing is wrong, cruel and useless, no matter if the victim is a Beagle, a rabbit, a monkey or a rat.
But please no more Calm Your Canine blablabla adv.

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik4 years ago

Thank you for sharing:)

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R4 years ago

It rips my heart out to think of what their lives (as well as the lives of millions of other lab animals) were like prior to their release!

Sarah Crockett
Sarah Crockett4 years ago

Wow. That was so touching!

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl4 years ago

At least for these Beagles a new life´s begun now, but we humans should really boycott all those companies that still test on animals, like the page to which mentioned link leads says:, hope I´m not the only one who clicked on it to read about the awful truth, I did it because there´re some companies we don´t know at all in Germany!!!

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 years ago

awesom, finally they are free

Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover4 years ago

awww, how wonderful!!!!