MUST WATCH: Rescued lab dogs see the outdoors for the first time

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — They were used for testing in research labs, kept in cages their entire lives.

But last week, nine Beagles — called the “Lucky 9″ — were rescued from a lab in Nevada by the Beagle Freedom Project.

Their lab numbers were removed, and they were given real names.

Then, they were introduced to the sun, fresh air — even grass — for the very first time, according to the project’s website.

No one knew how the dogs would react after a lifetime indoors. But soon their instincts took over.

10 comments

  • Anonymous

    id like to know what company was responsible for this – not the operational company but the one who paid for the “research” i swear to god i will NEVER but their effen products again

  • Anonymous

    I never realized that domestic animals could be used for lab testing. Aren’t there regulations?

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Anonymous regarding who would treat these dogs this way???? Can anyone tell us who the culprits are??

    • Anonymous

      I called to find out but they would not disclose that information. They did however say that it should be somewhere in usda website.

  • Mark Damon

    Okay, something is fishy here. These dogs may have been indoors their whole life, but I can tell you for a fact, they are in VERY GOOD SHAPE physically. They are not fat. They are the perfect shape. Their legs are not weak. They have clearly been exercised. I’m not saying this story is complete B.S., because the dogs are clearly scared, but maybe not quite as described. I’d like to get the true story from labs.

    • CoPatriot

      My thoughts exactly! I think they exaggerated their circumstances. Dogs that were kept in cages all their life, would NOT look like these dogs.

  • Dick Peabody

    It appears the dogs weren’t mistreated. Testing on lab animals is necessary but, having said that, I own a beagle and he is the most gentle rabbit hound you could ever find. They’re a great breed and to see these dogs doing well is a treat.

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