Tens of thousands of dogs are imprisoned in laboratories around the world. Many will never see the sky, breathe fresh air or feel grass beneath their feet.
Instead they will be forced to spend their lives inside a laboratory, where they can be injected with or force-fed substances - such as drugs, pesticides and weed-killers. This can result in horrific effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, internal bleeding, organ damage, seizures, paralysis and even death. Tragically, those who survive the experiment will usually be killed anyway.
Dogs are not and can never be substitutes for humans. They react differently to humans given the same drugs, so the results obtained from poisoning beagles is of little value to people. A ground-breaking scientific study carried out by Cruelty Free International and FRAME has shown that using dogs to predict how humans will respond to drugs is not scientifically justifiable.