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While Will may have looked like he was alone, numerous campaigners stood on the opposite side of the road, chanting for the beagles to be freed and holding up their own signs.Animal lover Will shared the photo to his Instagram stories and wrote: ‘I look like Steptoe and Son! Free the beagles and stop animal testing.’ He told Metro.co.uk: ‘I wanted to bring attention to animal testing and the fact that this is a puppy farm that farms over 2000 beagle puppies a year to be sent out to their inevitable torture and death.
‘People do not know about it in this country and that is why I’ve handcuffed myself to the gates.’
Hattie, a member of the Camp Beagle campaign, told Metro.co.uk: ‘He had said he would come and visit. We were expecting today another van load of puppies to be forcibly taken from MBR, and we put the call out, and Will answered that call for help.
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‘Everybody who has a dog or knows a dog or is a fan of dog should be saying “enough is enough.” This is a horrendous, dangerous, barbaric practice.’
At one point, police were seen speaking to Will.The Evergreen singer, who is celebrating 20 years in the music industry, is a big dog lover and has four himself, including two, Domino and Diamond, who he rescued after they faced euthanasia in America.
MBR, or Marshall BioResources, breeds between 1,600 and 2,000 beagles per year, with the dogs then being brought to animal testing laboratories around the UK at around 16 weeks old.
Plan for When You’re Not There. Make sure your pets are provided for during those long hours when you’re away. Dr. Becker suggests technological options. “DOGTV has stimulation and relaxation channels, and there are apps that control contraptions that talk to your pet, or dispense treats. Pheromone sprays can also reduce anxiety, creating that kumbaya atmosphere.” And, of course, daycare and dog walkers are a great way to enrich your pet’s day. “Know someone who wants exercise? Maybe they’ll walk your dog.”
The dogs are then exposed to and fed various substances to measure the effects of repeat exposure on the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and nervous system.
Many of the dogs are then killed at six months old.
UK law currently requires all new medicines to be tested on two animals before being allowed on the market — one rodent and one non-rodent, commonly a dog.
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In 2020, out of 4,320 procedures on dogs, 4,270 of them involved beagles.Explaining the campaign’s objectives, Hattie said: ‘We want two things – we want MBR Acres to close down and we want them to give those beagles to us to rehome, we’ve got homes waiting. And we want the government to hold EDM 175, which is an independent scientific debate to review the success of scientific animal experiments.’
Camp Beagle argues that the breeding of beagles for animal testing is dangerous to humans as well, due to the failure in finding human treatments and cures.
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According to the FDA in the US in 2006, nine out of 10 experimental drugs fail in clinical studies because how they will behave in people cannot be accurately predicted based on animal studies.Animal rights organisation PETA offers ‘human cell cultures, high-speed computer simulations, and organs-on-chips’ as alternatives to animal testing.
Camp Beagle, who are not a vegan campaign, have been protesting at MBR Acres since June, with a number of arrests being made amongst campaigners and MBR Acres being granted an order to allow police to remove protesters from the site.
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Employees alleged that they were being harassed by ‘vicious’ campaigners.
In August, a statement from MBR read: ‘We should stress that we have no interest in stifling legitimate protest provided it is conducted lawfully and peacefully, but we absolutely are concerned to stop those protesters who were conducting a vicious and unwarranted harassment and intimidation of our staff and others.
‘Those protesters are now barred by the court from their campaign of harassment, trespass and criminal damage directed against our staff, contractors, and visitors.
‘We will continue to run our operations in full compliance with Home Office regulations and with our normal high welfare standards.
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‘We remain proud of what we do every day because our work allows the progress of medicine to save millions of human and animal lives.’Ricky Gervais has also lent his voice to the opposition against beagle breeding for laboratory testing, previously saying: ‘I’m deeply shocked to learn that thousands of beautiful Beagles are intensively bred, right here in the peace of the British countryside, for painful and terrifying toxicity experiments that are also now proven to entirely fail the search for human treatments and cures.’
Many dogs have a condition nicknamed “Frito Feet,” in which their feet smell little bit like corn chips. As Matt Soniak wrote in a Big Question on this site, this has to do with the kind of bacteria found on a pup’s feet, and “could be due to yeast or Proteus bacteria. Both are known for their sweet, corn tortilla–like smell. Or it could be Pseudomonas bacteria, which smell a little fruitier—but pretty close to popcorn to most noses.”