by Chris Bodenner
This is heartbreaking on so many levels:
Beagles are the most popular breed for testing pharmaceuticals, household products and cosmetics because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving and people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage and are inexpensive to feed.
And most never see the light of day - literally. But the Beagle Freedom Project is off to the rescue:
With time, patience, play, companionship and most of all, love these dogs will embrace their new-found freedom and learn how to become dogs. Just watch the video. Their transformation is nothing short of amazing.
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