BEAGLE RESCUE FROM LAB IN SPAIN: One you don't forget.........

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 26, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Saw this story on Friday on the "Today Show" and had an emotional reaction, not only because I love beagles, but dogs in general. Had several of my RJ buddies on FB comment when I posted it there yesterday, so I thought I'd share here.

    Lengthy video, but worth the watch. Hope we will get more information after the beagle adoptions are complete.

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    Nov 26, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Thank you for the post---


    here's the link for those who want to learn more about this effort--

    http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org/
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    Nov 26, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting. Just to let folks know there are ways you can help animal rescue that don't involve spending money, sometimes just a little bit of time. For example, a few years ago, I monitored animal forums and noticed someone in a small town in Ohio, a couple of hours away from Cincinnati mentioned a Doberman Pinscher at risk at a local shelter. Through emails and phone calls, I got a Doberman rescue organization in Cincinnati to make the trip to the shelter to rescue the Dobie. Whether breed specific or not, there are all kinds of things you can do. Sometimes as simple as spreading the word.
  • rnch

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    Nov 26, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    when i viewed this news story on network television i thought of you, HK.

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    Nov 26, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidWhat kind of monster would hurt a beagle?


    Just that kind of person: a monster. Though news reports like this always have that undertone that animal researchers are monsters from whom these animals were saved. This could not be further from the truth, and it irks me whenever a report like this implies that these animals were abused and treated inhumanely by evil sadistic researchers. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Let's not forget the fact the laboratory sought to find homes for these dogs instead of immediately euthanizing them after they were of no use. Let's not forget the fact that the laboratory is covering the local "trouble" (which I interpret to mean financial and bureaucratic burdens) in transporting these dogs to America.

    As a dog lover, I couldn't be happier that these beagles are all going to adoption. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 26, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidWhat kind of monster would hurt a beagle?


    Hey, thanks for the input and the link... great to have some Beagle lovers out there....

    Putting up Christmas decorations and as I came in, Buddy (my oldest beagle) had done his usual "trashing" of the kitchen trash. He indicates his displeasure of my leaving at times by digging into the pantry and getting into the trash. My response was, "oh Buddy" and he comes up wagging his tail with a rawhide chip in his mouth. Hard to stay mad for long with that reaction.

    Life with beagles!

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  • Musicman91

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    Nov 28, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    Great story! I have 2 beagles myself they're the best icon_biggrin.gif
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Nov 28, 2011 6:09 AM GMT
    now i want a beagle what kind of ass hole would hurt a dog period let alone a beagle come on now.icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 28, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
    Ahhh my god I love beagles!!
    I volunteer two hours a week at my local animal shelter, it's not much, but it's something. If more people could devote just a little bit of time to animal help programs, there would be more awareness and progress in protecting animals from abusive situations. Some lab facilities are pretty humane, but still, it's unfortunate and heartbreaking.
    So happy these pups are free!
  • Musicman91

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    Nov 28, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
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    Who'd wanna hurt something so gosh darn cute!
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    Nov 28, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    I didn't want to watch the video , as i know it will make me angry ,and very sad .
    I am totally against using dogs , monkeys , rats , mice etc ...for lab testing .
    We should use instead , rapists , killers , child abusers and so on ...
  • Latenight30

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    Nov 28, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    They are one of the sweetest and most loyal dogs one can have.
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    Nov 28, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    I saw this story on NBC Nightly News last week.The video of the one beagle hesitantly stepping out of his cage onto grass, for the first time, broke my heart.