new discovery

August 31, 2014 | Comments Off

So while Mark was figuring out which places he wanted to donate to in Spenser’s memory, he came across The Beagle Freedom Project. Their mission is to rescue and to find homes for beagles who were once used in laboratory research.

While we always sadly knew that beagles are tested on the most in labs because they are so sweet, trusting, forgiving, docile, and friendly, we didn’t know just how appallingly high those numbers really are. NEARLY 70,000 DOGS WERE USED IN US LABS IN 2012, and 96% OF THOSE DOGS WERE BEAGLES. You would think as a beagle lover that I would already know these types of facts, but there are some things I’d just rather keep my head in the sand about. I don’t purposefully want to make myself sad or disgusted.

Truth be told, we are ones who usually just donate money to causes here and there, but with these guys there’s even more we can do! On their site, Mark found an image (it is too large for me to embed here, but please click this link to view it) that lists companies that test on animals. Our goal is to become cruelty-free shoppers and to stop buying products that have been tested on animals. Such companies include Ivory, Mr. Clean, Dove, Downy, Tide, Pampers, Raid, and Windex, but there are unfortunately so many more.

To help with that, there’s also an app that can be used while we’re out shopping that will help us find out the animal testing status of products. CRUELTY-CUTTER is cruelty-free shopping made simple. This app will scan an item and give an immediate response about its animal-testing status. It is the most up-to-date and vigilant cruelty-free list on the market. And, yes, of course, we have obviously downloaded it!

Thus, we are going to be getting a whole bunch of new grocery items and such around here, and I feel badly that we are just now learning about all of this and all of them. But I suppose it’s never too late to get behind a good cause. Won’t you do the same? I’m sure that Becca and Spenser will send you some happy woofs from Furbaby Heaven! Please check out The Beagle Freedom Project to learn more.



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