Every year hundreds of cats and thousands of dogs suffer and die in cruel experiments in the UK. The BUAV believes this should end.
And there’s a further issue. Other animals may be used but are not killed as part of the experiment. Still others are bred for research but not used and considered ‘surplus to requirements.’ However, without any effort to release or find homes for them outside the laboratory, these animals are simply killed – denied the opportunity of freedom.
Bonnie and Billie, pictured above, are two female beagles used and discarded by an industry that treated them as nothing more than breeding machines to produce litter after litter of puppies for the research industry. In August 2013, they gave birth to 11 puppies, all of whom were used in an experiment and dead in just a few weeks. Bonnie and Billie, no longer serving a purpose, were due to be killed also.
However, they are the lucky ones – thanks to the BUAV they were saved from death, along with Oliver, a 5 month beagle puppy.