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Victory! 70 Beagles Rescued From Tests!

Written by PETA

Posted 12-15-2012, 06:43 PM | 36 Comments

It’s time to rejoice!

In a landmark move, 70 beagles who were imported from China by Advinus Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical laboratory in Bangalore, have been released to People For Animals and Blue Cross Chennai following a rigorous campaign for their release by PETA India and these groups. The dogs have been removed from quarantine and handed over to animal protection groups with the permission of the Ministry of Environment & Forests and through efforts made internally in government by MP Maneka Gandhi.

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The rescue was approved after PETA notified the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experimentation on Animals that it was falsely stated on an Animal Quarantine & Certification Service document that the dogs were “pets”, rather than for experiments. PETA also learned that Cathay Pacific Airways, which has a strict policy against transporting animals to laboratories, was misinformed by the supplier, Beijing Marshall Biotechnology Co., Ltd., that the dogs would not be used or killed in a laboratory.

More than fifty thousand people from around the world sent e-mails to authorities calling for the dogs’ release. Actor Trisha Krishnan also sent a heartfelt letter to the government calling for the dogs’ release. Many other celebrities helped by tweeting about the campaign and encouraging their fans to write.

“Recently, the Minister of Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan flew to Chennai to personally inspect the 70 beagles. PETA commends and thanks Minister Natarajan for giving the serious attention to this case that it deserves”, says PETA’s Science Policy Advisor, Dr Chaitanya Kumar. “PETA India invites people who are ready to make the lifelong commitment to caring for a dog to adopt these puppies and give them the loving home that they were almost denied.”

Experimenters use beagles because of their friendly and docile nature. Beagles in laboratories spend their lonely lives in cages and are often poisoned with drugs, burned with chemicals or cut open in experimental surgical procedures. At the end of most of these experiments, they are killed and dissected.

Anyone in the Chennai area interested in adopting one of the rescued dogs is invited to contact People For Animals (pfachen@gmail.com) or Blue Cross Chennai (bluecrossofindia@gmail.com).

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  • Hima Krishnan

    I would like to adopt a puppy . Please let me know whom shall i contact . I live in chennai .

  • Kim

    Hi PETA,
    My name us kim n m interested in adopting a pair of beagles..as I was brought up with dogs around me coz of which I simply love dogs but my ex never liked them now DAT we are not together anymore I want my son to experience the love of these wonderfully adorable loyal companions.. I
    want my son to grow up with love n respect for animals..plz help me adopt these lovely pets… m from Bangalore

  • Baljeet Virdi

    I own a beagle puppy and will be happy to adopt more. I am also keen on help the organisations involved in rescuing beagles from various labs. I am really interested in helping as a volunteer as I know how amazing it is to have a beagle and what they are going through in all these laboratories. kindly give me an opportunity to be a part of it to help i the campaign. thank you.

    • PETA

      Hi Baljeet, thanks for the offer! Although all the Beagles in this case have been rescued, can you e-mail us at Info@petaindia.org so we can guide you accordingly. Also, please join our Activist Network to receive updates about our work and how you can help: http://bit.ly/9FJKwK.

  • SEETA NATARAJAN

    I want to adopt a beagle puppy. Do you have any?

  • Vaibhav Bhardwaj

    i love beagle
    i will help u to to give a pair for breed a best shelter that he/she deserve
    my contact no is 9654818990

  • Meghna Negi

    Hi, is there any PETA cilinic in Dehradun, India. I have adopted a street dog, who is injured very badly on its head, he refuses to take any treatment or medication given by us, could you please help me in locating vet in Dehradun

  • PETA

    @Dass We don’t have any Beagles up for adoption. But, we do have some pups who urgently need homes. Please email info@petaindia.org and we’ll get back to you.

  • Dass

    Iam in chennai. Pls help me to adopt the puppy

  • Dass

    I would like adopt the puppy to my home pls help me

  • Erika-G

    @Priyanka Dutta We don’t have any Beagles up for adoption, instead how would you like to give a home to one of these sweet pups?: http://bit.ly/16JlfYU.

  • Priyanka Dutta

    DAT really a good news..i will care to adopt 1 of it..if kindly tell me wats d procedures and everythning in my mail id i will b delight..

  • Pramod Singh

    Excellent Team work, congratulations to the team.

  • Tanvi

    Hi,
    I want to adopt a puppy but Im from Delhi. Is it possible to do so?

  • Anirudh

    People who do this to animals should be ashamed of themselves. Using beagles for their friendly and docile nature is so ironic. Karma is a bitch and it will get them. I hope it does.

  • Jinpa

    CONGRATULATIONS! What wonderful work. I have a friendly and docile nature too but luckily I don’t live in a cage.
    All power to you

  • Kym McCall

    It is rewarding to know that dialog and persitents does make a difference. It take’s both sides of the coin to come together and make change. Kudos to both sides for coming together for these lucky dogs. Keep up the good work. Thank you all….

  • SAURABH NEGI

    Dear Peta, m very eager to adopt one of those beagle….but i live in dehradun…..how can that be possible…..kindly guide me and mail me the details….Thanks.

  • Daemon L

    I’m very happy to hear this news.I want to work for Peta.Is there any way i can?

  • Awesh Kumar

    Hi, First of all, i wanna congratulate all of u guys for the great victory. Hats off to u!
    I wanted to know if they are available for adoption. Would be happy to take care of one.
    Thanks!

  • Harpreet

    well done !

  • Uttara Shah

    this news is very very encouraging. well done PETA, please continue the good work.

  • Shashi

    Good Job Peta

  • Lopintirajkiranreddy

    according to a survey report there are only 300 to 400 living dog species and subspecies are present in this time and there are some the dog species are in dangered species list.
    so i requested please to take additonal care to protect the dogs from the dangered species list. there are so many street dogs are still dying because of the illegal killing.

  • Anwesha

    What a triumph this is! I wish all the dogs find loving homes. I will pass this message forward.
    Cheers to all the staff of PETA.

  • Mayumi Patil

    I love animals but never got a chance to save their lives….. I just feed stray dogs and cats….. but cant take them home as i am in hostel…. I would love to adopt a cat….Thank you.

  • Dr.Jagdish Mittal

    Very nice and appreciable attempt .This will work as an eye opener for others.

  • Rahul Verma

    you are doing a wonderful job by saving animals from humans greed.
    best of luck.

  • Rajeev Singh

    I would like to adopt one of these beagles if possible. i already have a lab.

  • Ashish M

    Hey, I live in Hyderabad. Can I adopt one of the beagles please?

  • Hemanth

    Good Job.
    Can we Adopt in Bangalore?

  • Vikram Gulati

    Thank Jayanti Natrajan for saving the Beagles – they can’t be experimented with

  • Mukul Gupta

    hey guys i am not from chennai, stil i badly want to adopt this life long companion. i am from chandigarh. can i get this cute fellow? i will pay any carrying charges it takes to ship beagle to chandigarh

  • Manreet

    congratulations….can i also adopt one?

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