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  • Rescue Roast Coffee: Giving Laboratory Animals A Second Chance

    February 01, 2022 2 min read 1 Comment

    There are more than 65,000 dogs currently used for animal testing every year. Many of those animals will sadly be euthanized when the testing is finished but the Beagle Freedom Project is working very hard to change that number.

    In addition to focusing on rescuing lab animals,  to meet their goals Beagle Freedom Project works on legislation. Because they believe it's critical to work on ending the problem, not just putting a bandaid on the problem. Their signature piece of legislation is called the Beagle Freedom Bill. The crux of this bill is that it requires laboratories who test on animals to contact nonprofit animal rescue organizations, like Beagle Freedom Project to take the animals when the testing is over. It seems like a simple no-brainer. But prior to them introducing the legislation, facilities weren’t sure if they could release these animals. So instead of rehousing or rehoming these cats and dogs they were just killing healthy animals. Now they're required to contact nonprofit rescue organizations to give these pups a second chance at life.

    They have passed that bill now in 11 states and it has also been introduced federally. These animals deserve a second chance. And that's what the Beagle Freedom Project works toward every single day. These laboratory animals are all pretty scared. They've never seen the world. Man have never been outside of a cage. To rescue these animals and get them the care they require their average cost per dog is about $1,500. Obviously, some dogs require less veterinary care and training and many of the dogs, especially the older dogs require much more. It's a huge undertaking but some have been through so much. But its worth it because these pups deserve to feel better and have a shot at a new life. A life they never had, and a life that they truly deserve.

    To help Beagle Freedom Project reach their goals and give the more than 65,000 dogs used in animal research a second chance at life - from now through February 15th, 100% of the profits from our Rescue Roast blend will go toward the Beagle Freedom Project's mission to give a happy ending to some very deserving pups.

    1 Response

    Kate Kenner
    Kate Kenner

    December 11, 2022

    It should be obvious that they would be allowed to find homes but sadly, that is not the mentality of researchers who see dogs only as objects to test on. Such wonderful work that is being done. I bought a bag of this coffee at my local pet supply store and will buy more. I was lucky enough to see two of the puppies who had been at Envigo at the Windham County Humane Society. One was with her new people and one was waiting for his. Two had already been adopted and I heard there were more coming. How lucky for them they escaped the horrors that so many others had to endure and wonderful there will be no more at Envigo. Keep up the excellent work and let us hope this will all be over someday in the not too distant future. Thank you for all you do.

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