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Beagle Freedom Project Condemns University For Killing Dogs Used In Research
Beagle Freedom Project Condemns University For Killing Dogs Used In Research
Aug-30-2016

Beagle Freedom Project Condemns University For Killing Dogs Used In Research

An organization called The Beagle Freedom Project, which seeks to re-home beagles used in lab tests, is calling out a group of university researchers for euthanizing six young Beagles after a study ended.
According to the study published in the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology, researchers at the University of Missouri sedated the beagles, wounded the dogs' corneas and then tested an experimental acid to see if it sped up the healing process of corneal ulcers.
The Beagle Freedom Project says the dogs shouldn't have been euthanized because the group would have found homes for them.
Beagle Freedom Project was suing the University and seeking records on the 179 animals that researchers used at the university.
The school apparently responded by saying it would cost the animal rights group over $82,000 to produce those records.
The study concluded the acid didn't speed up the healing process.
Beagle Freedom Project said the study was unnecessary since researchers themselves reportedly acknowledged the sample size was too small to "detect a clinically significant difference in healing rates."
A university statement provided reads in part: "Without animal research, we would not be able to answer some of the most important medical questions. ... which ultimately benefit other dogs, animals and humans, including many of our U.S. veterans who have sustained corneal injuries while defending our country."

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