I ran across this video today, and it’s from the Beagle Freedom Project, which is “a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home.” This particular video, posted earlier this month, is, as the YouTube description puts it:
On May 6, 2014, Beagle Freedom Project rescued nine beagles from a laboratory in Nevada. Until this day, these beagles had never known a kind touch, been loved or felt safe. Their lives are about to change forever.”I think this video is heartwarming, and having once shared my life with beagles (“lovable rogues”, they’re often called), it makes me happy seeing these particular ones having a chance at a happy life as loved furbabies.
However, I always feel the need to say that I’m not absolutely opposed to all animal testing, though I do think that it shouldn’t be done unless it’s the only possible way to get the data necessary to save lives—and there are very, very few instances in which that’s actually true (testing the safety of “party pills” or “legal highs” is absolutely not one of those legitimate reasons for testing on animals). And that’s all I’m going to say about that—it’s way too fraught a topic!
In any case, this video just made me really, really happy, and I wanted to share it.