Drug experiments at CARE Research, a laboratory in Fort Collins, Colorado, that tests pharmaceuticals and medical devices, jeopardize the lives of beagles and provide unreliable results - while modern nonanimal methods ensure safer drugs for humans. That's why I'm asking you to join me by sharing your dog's photo to help #EndDogExperiments.
CARE Research, which has been cited for 17 violations of federal law since 2011, was investigated and fined by the federal government for the deaths of three beagles in 2011. Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - where I am the director of academic affairs - uncover details about the investigation.
The federal government's report revealed that the dead beagles were bleeding internally and from the mouth when they were found - and that there was blood "pooled under the cage of one dog." The beagles had been used in experiments that required forcing a tube down their throats. But CARE Research neglected to find out exactly what killed the dogs. In November 2014, the Physicians Committee wrote to CARE Research requesting that it immediately stop experiments on its remaining beagles.