An undercover investigation has found 36 Beagles locked in cages as test subjects where they are set to consume pesticides for a year!
A shocking and extremely disturbing report has surfaced which claims that thirty-six innocent Beagles are being held in small cages as test subjects and are due to consume pesticides regularly for a year. An undercover investigation was carried out at a Michigan lab where they found over three dozen dogs waiting for their slow painful deaths. According to the Humane Society, the dogs are being force-fed fungicides for 'test' purposes. The experiment is being carried out to examine the damage pesticide does to a dog's body on behalf of Corteva Agriscience, an agriculture division of DowDuPont.
The horrible and inhumane study is being conducted at Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan and the plan is to feed the dogs pesticides for a year to see how it affects them internally. There's a very high chance that none of the thirty-six dogs will survive the brutal experiment but just in case they do, any surviving dogs will be euthanized. The poor innocent dogs are literally on a death row. "The dogs who don’t die from the poison throughout the tests are scheduled to be euthanized in early July,” the Humane Society revealed.
Pictures from the alleged study have hit the internet and people are absolutely enraged for obvious reasons, and Corteva Agriscience has released a statement admitting that "there are better ways to attain the data needed" but also stated that they were required by Brazilian authorities to carry out the experiment, as reported by HuffPost. "Once the industry receives confirmation that this test is no longer required, we will cease testing immediately and make every effort to rehome the animals," Corteva Agriscience said on Tuesday.
And, even after receiving major backlash from the public, Dow AgroSciences is NOT stepping back from the testing! "Dow asked for a more formal assurance from Brazil to end the dog study already underway, which [Humane Society International] obtained, but Dow’s regulatory affairs division now says they need additional confirmation that their specific pesticide product will be approved without the dog study results before ending the study,” the Humane Society said.
"Over 60,000 dogs are used in toxicity tests and research every year in the United States. One of our undercover investigators recently captured multiple studies, including a one-year pesticide test on 36 beagles contracted by Dow AgroSciences at a Michigan lab. This cruel and unnecessary testing includes the force-feeding of pesticides to the dogs, who are otherwise held in practically barren cages. There is no way out for dogs like these," reports Humane Society. They are now urging people to step up and be the voice for the ones who can't speak against injustice.
"These dogs used for testing often come from large, USDA-licensed breeding facilities. Dogs, who are known for their kind and loyal nature, are often used in these tests because they are easier to manipulate and less apt to fight back. Often, dogs are cooperative test subjects because the only attention and interaction they get are when they're being experimented on. Tragically, this suffering is all too common and most dogs die in the laboratory. But, there is hope for these 36 dogs and we have to act fast. Their time is running out!" they wrote further urging people to sign a petition.
Why are the people in the video hiding their faces? If they believe what they’re doing is a good thing there’s no need to hide!— Sylvia Wissmann (@stwissmann) March 12, 2019
Sad that some people do anything for a salary or scientific fame! Horrible!! 😡😡😡
"Dear Dow AgroSciences, Please stop the one-year pesticide test being conducted to sell your products in Brazil and release the 36 beagles now. These trusting and loyal dogs deserve better than pain-filled lives in cold, hard cages. This one-year test on dogs has proven to be scientifically unnecessary and Brazil has provided assurance in writing that this testing is unnecessary," reads the petition which has received 198,980 signatures so far.
How do the people working in these facilities sleep at night or live with themselves, their actions and the cruelty these animals endure.— Amanda (@amanda17471) March 14, 2019
"It's not too late to stop this and help these dogs. They can be rehabilitated and have an actual chance at a happy life. Please make the compassionate choice and stop the tests and release the dogs to the Humane Society of the United States," it reads further. It is sickening that cruel experiments on animals are still in practice. A dog named Harvey was recently euthanized and in a span of 100 days of investigation, Humane Society has reported deaths of 21 poor dogs. Please take a minute and sign the petition to save the lives of the 36 remaining dogs here.
Dow AgroSciences is conducting a one-year pesticides test on 36 beagles! This cruel & unnecessary test includes the force-feeding of pesticides to the dogs.— The Humane Society of the United States (@HumaneSociety) March 12, 2019
We must act fast as the dogs who don’t die from the toxicity test will be euthanized! https://t.co/K3g8GtvzoC pic.twitter.com/1Z103Mdpok