Please read! This is a tough read for the humane-conscious. You will likely cry. But it should also make you very angry. This week — Sun May 27 — we will talk to people trying to shut down these commercial dog breeders and hear the heartbreaking testimony of how three beagles were rescued from a factory dog farm. Share this with friends. Ask them to listen.
THERE IS A largely hidden, poorly regulated, and highly profitable industry in the United States that has a gruesome function: breeding dogs for the sole purpose of often torturous experimentation, after which the dogs are killed because they are no longer of use.Americans frequently express horror at festivals in countries such as China and South Korea where dogs are killed, cooked, and eaten. Mainstream media outlets in the U.S. routinely report, with a tone of disgust, on the use of dogs in those countries for food consumption.But in the U.S. itself, corporations and academic institutions exploit dogs (as well as cats and rabbits) for excruciating experiments that are completely trivial, even useless, and are just as abusive as the practices in Asia that have produced so much moral indignation in the West. These dogs are frequently bred into life for the sole purpose of being laboratory objects, and spend their entire, often short, existence locked in a small cage, subjected to procedures that impose extreme pain and suffering.
Also this week:
Danger: Hot Car! An attorney from the Animal Legal Defense Fund tells us what to do when we find a locked car with animals inside. How California law has been improved to protest rescuers who act to save overheated animals. Read the story.
Also Laura Pakis and Jen Walker will be with us. And maybe a visit to a pioneering rescue in Windsor, CA.
Please tell your friends!