More than 4,000 beagle dogs have been rescued from the Envigo Laboratory in Virginia. The dogs were intended for sale to other laboratories conducting animal experiments.
The animals were rescued by several animal welfare organizations.
The President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States describes the course of the process.”
“4,000 dogs is a lot. It could take 60 days to bring all these animals home. You have to take them to shelters all over the United States,” says Kitty Block.
According to Reuters, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in May against “Invigo” for violating the rules in its laboratory.
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According to Virginia government inspectors, some beagles were killed instead of receiving proper treatment.
The company is accused of refusing to provide adequate food to the puppies’ mothers.
Animal rights organizations noted that when they were fed, the food was full of droppings.
The state’s Republican senator, Bill Stanley, admits that he wanted to shut down that lab a few years ago, to no avail.
In 2019, I tried to shut it down, but to no avail. From that moment on, I worked tirelessly to achieve today’s result.
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