Humans breed the most docile, eager-to-please animals for experimentation because they are the easiest to control. Beagles, for their loving disposition, make up 96 percent of the dogs used in laboratories. Their love and trust is used against them as researchers poison them, infect them with parasites, and conduct painful medical operations upon them.
DxE investigated Ridglan Farms, one of the United States’ three largest breeders of dogs for experimentation and documented the conditions in which these animals are forced to live.
Considering Ridglan received the highest possible welfare rating from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), investigators were shocked by the conditions they uncovered.
Investigators found Julie turning in endless circles inside of her cage. She was terrified of everything around her, and the team knew they couldn’t leave her behind.
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