Video shows beagles force-fed chemicals at lab, Humane Society says

WASHINGTON – Video released Tuesday shows dogs being force-fed fungicides for a yearlong pesticide test at a Michigan facility, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

The group says the video shows 36 beagles being tested for Dow AgroSciences at the Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan, Michigan. The laboratory’s parent company is headquartered in Massachusetts  and has facilities around the world.

The Humane Society says the video is part of a larger investigation that took place between April and August of 2018, focusing on both short- and long-term chemical studies.

“Dogs, who are known for their kind and loyal nature, are often used in these tests because they are easier to manipulate and less apt to fight back,” the Humane Society wrote in a statement. “Often, dogs are cooperative test subjects because the only attention and interaction they get are when they’re being…

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