Behind tall fences with barbed wire and a CCTV system hides a place, inaccessible to the public, where beagles are bred to be sold as “lab equipment” for cruel experiments. L214 managed to obtain rare footage of this MBR breeding facility, showing beagles moaning in small concrete-floored pens, waiting to be stuffed into tiny metal boxes and transported to labs across the country that will perform painful experiments on “man’s best friend.” ” .
Dogs bred as “lab material”
This is happening in Gannat on the Allier, here in France. MBR Farms is a factory farm where around 250 female dogs are locked up and forced to spend their entire lives as puppy production machines, reportedly producing 1,000 to 2,000 puppies for experimentation each year.
Puppies bred for this purpose will be taken from their mothers and sold at around 16 weeks of age. They will be carelessly piled into crates and transported to laboratories, where they will be forced to inhale pesticides, fed toxic chemicals or deliberately subjected to heart attacks – before being killed and cut up.
Dog experiments are more common than you think
The beagles on this factory farm are no different from the playful, intelligent, and affectionate dogs we receive in our families. However, figures from the Department of Higher Education and Research show that dogs were used in 4,898 disturbing procedures in 2019. Unfortunately, it is precisely their docility and friendliness that makes them popular as “lab animals” – making it easy to perform procedures. horrible on them.
Many of these gruesome tests involve force-feeding or forcing dogs to inhale substances for weeks, months or even more than a year to measure the effects of repeated exposure on the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart and nervous system.
There are non-animal and human testing methods
Unlike torturing dogs, human-adapted approaches such as human cell cultures, computer simulations, and organs on chips provide information about human diseases, accelerate drug development, and benefit humans and animals.
Help End These Unacceptable Animal Experiments
PETA entities have closed animal testing labs, cut taxpayer subsidies and prosecuted experimenters in the United States, but in France the government ignores studies that show that the psychological and physical needs of dogs are sidelined when treated like simple test tubes with legs.
Here are three ways to help animals who are going through horrible experiences:
- sign theeuropean citizens’ initiative to help end testing on all animals.
- subscribe to our petition to show their support for the PETA Research Modernization Agreement, a strategy to modernize science and end animal testing
- subscribe to our petition asking the telethon stop funding cruel and ineffective experiments on dogs
Activists meet on the second weekend of each month (Friday to Sunday) to take a stand against MBR Farms. Join Animal1st and Camp Beagle Gannat at MBR Farms, 15 ave. Occitan Gates, Gannat 03800, and denounce this monstrous cruelty.