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Dozens of beagles force-fed fungicides in Michigan laboratory for a year before being murdered

Dow AgroSciences has publicly acknowledged that this one-year test is scientifically unnecessary. Charles River Laboratory carried out tests on dogs for at least 25 companies during the time of the HSUS investigation.

SARA MALM: ‘Shocking footage from inside a Michigan laboratory reveals the brutal methods used on dozens of dogs being force-fed fungicide during a year long animal testing experiment. Some 36 beagles at Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan, Michigan, are being subjected to a year-long toxicity study on behalf of an agricultural chemicals company looking to test their new fungicide. The beagles who do not survive until the designated end date of the study in July this year, will be put down so their organs can be examined for damage.

The video was filmed during an undercover investigation by animal rights organisation Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) between April and August last year. It shows the animals at the start of a year-long study commissioned by chemicals company Dow AgroSciences, which involves force-feeding a fungicide to the 36 beagles. Some dogs are being subjected to very high doses – so high that up to four capsules had to be shoved down their throats. HSUS says Dow AgroSciences has publicly acknowledged that this one-year test is scientifically unnecessary…

Charles River Laboratory carried out tests on dogs for at least 25 companies during the time of the HSUS investigation. According to HSUS, more than 60,000 dogs are used in experiments at labs across the US every year, including toxicity tests for pesticides, drugs, dental implants and other products… Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and president of Humane Society International, said: ‘The disturbing findings at this facility are sadly not unique. “Experiments are happening at hundreds of laboratories each year throughout the United States, with more than 60,000 dogs suffering”.’ SOURCE…

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