2,500 beagles slated for vivisection are freed

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2,500 beagles slated for vivisection are freed

  1. 1. 2,500 BEAGLES SLATED FOR VIVISECTION ARE FREED2,500 dogs that were destined for scientific experimentation are being rescued from the notorious Green Hill breeding facilities in northern Italy.Although slated to be shut down, Green Hill hasnt legally closed yet, but for now campaigners have the task ofremoving 2,500 beagles from the farm in less than 10 days, beginning on Friday, July 27.With over 2,000 requests for adoptions already being processed, it seems that this will not be a problem.RELATED: Chinese Animal Activists Rescue 800 Dogs From SlaughterhouseThe announcement was made by Italys State Forest Police, who also said that 50% of the confiscated beagles are3-8 months old, and many are pregnant as adult females have been used to produce puppies for research.From Animal Equality:The dogs were seized during inspections last week, in preparation for the closure of the facility, which is owned bythe multinational company, Marshall Farms - a commercial breeder of animals for vivisection based in the States.Police have also said that three managers at the facility are under investigation for animal cruelty following theirinspections.But Marshall Farms is appealing to the courts, so there is a risk that the dogs may still be returned to the facility.A little background here. According to PetPardonsNews, Green Hill consists of five buildings where 2500 adultdogs and several litters are housed. They are kept in small closed cages without natural light or air. Dogs grow inrows and rows of cages before being shipped to laboratories.RELATED: Dog Shelter Helping Soldiers Ordered To Move Or Close (Video)
  2. 2. The company profiting from the pain of these animals is Marshall Bio Resources, an American firm located in NorthRose, New York. Marshalls dogs are shipped all over the world, but since the companys purchase of Green Hillas its European headquarters and the construction of a huge farm in China, Marshall is attempting to monopolizethe market.Todays announcement comes after many protests by scores of animal activists including, most notably, last April,when thousands of protestors marched on the company asking for the immediate release of all 2,500 dogs lockedup in the facility.RELATED: 100 Dogs Rescued From Abusive Animal Rescue Group (Slideshow)Thirteen protestors actually made it inside the buildings where they opened cages and took beagle puppies andpregnant female dogs. The animals were handed over the fence to protestors waiting on the other side amidcheers and applause, with 30 beagles in all rescued.Lets hope Green Hill remains shuttered, dealing a blow to the horrible practice of vivisection.MEET 20 BEAGLES WHO JUST SAW THE SUN FOR THE FIRST TIME:

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