New life for beagles raised in cages
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 7:00p.m.
Last year Campbell Live brought you the story of the beagles being sold on Trade Me by the former director of an animal research facility.
Before the facility closed it had been carrying out highly invasive testing, often lethal testing, predominantly on beagles.
The former director, Margaret Harkema, says that the dogs for sale came off her lifestyle block, but our investigation showed that they had lived out their lives in cages at one of two facilities used by the Valley Animal Research Centre.
Viewers had a big response to our stories, so we thought you might appreciate knowing what has happened to some of the beagles now.
Watch the video to see Natasha Utting’s report.
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4/07/2012 5:55:07 p.m.
Younus Bakhtiar wrote:
They are doing good work, I like this Wonderful,...Thanks
4/07/2012 8:26:09 a.m.
iris nübel wrote:
es sollte kein Tier auf dieser Welt für irgendwelche Versuche mißbraucht werden
2/07/2012 10:39:04 p.m.
I have been walking two of these dogs living stating at the Palmerston North SPCA named Snoopy and Bagel. They now play and run and return when called... Mostly (o: they need and would live a nice home. They do still cower at noises and sudden movements etx but are so friendly it is a wonder to their breed. Please go and meet them and fall in live and give these dogs a life they never had
26/06/2012 9:57:50 p.m.
Blair Anderson wrote:
The heroes here are the adopter's. All courage to you folk. Every one of you. Albeit a small slice of what is broken around dog policy and the only animal that watches us... such endeavors signal to all the mutual value and social capital of dog'dom in our community. It is no easy feat and certainly at some risk of failure to adopt a dog that has not had the rich environmental stimuli of the day to day discourse of living in a family setting. As a behaviourist I can say these dogs couldn't get luckier than to get such a second chance from folk prepared to put in the time and commitment. All heroes, every one of ya.. (from the staff at The School of the Naked Dog)
22/06/2012 7:45:56 p.m.
bruce (all dog lover). wrote:
i have to say i LOVE all dogs and when I heard the story on your awesome programme i was saddend by the state they were in and i neally cried for them as I was kept in a rehab facitily for the brst part of my life. I am happy now as I have heard that they have found good loveing homes and they get to live the rest of there lives in happyness. best regards bruce b
19/06/2012 10:29:25 p.m.
Debbie Booth wrote:
Thanks John for the update, so very pleased this story has a happy ending. Have wondered how they got on with rehousing the dogs, glad to see it has been successful. Beagles are beautiful dogs, fantastic family members and don't deserve to be treated badly.
19/06/2012 7:31:25 p.m.
kerri Moore wrote:
what georgeous little dogs, we are a family of 5, (3 girls aged between 7 & 1.5yrs)living on a dairy farm in eketahuna, who would love to add one of these little beagles to our family. please pass our info on to who ever needs it.cheers Kerri, Butch, Ellie Pip and Ruby
19/06/2012 7:29:26 p.m.
alexandra maunder wrote:
OMG My hubby has been wanting a Beagle for a long time. We are on the waiting list for pups but would seriously consider an older dog. We have a dairy farm and own labradors and a spaniel. Have a very well fenced section and have more than enough love and space for another dog.
Would love to hear from the people caring for the beagles
19/06/2012 9:24:40 a.m.
Elly Maynard wrote:
We have one of the Beagles rescued from the closed vivisection lab and she is the most amazing, beautiful dog ever and a huge part of our family. Thanks to HUHA! To think of her and any other animal being experimented on is unimaginable!
19/06/2012 12:18:34 a.m.
I'm so glad Huha has managed to find loving , forever homes for these gorgeous dogs. I'm still angry that these innocent animals were treated this way in our country and that the people responsible seem to have walked away scott free. That woman should not be allowed to own animals - she is no better than a puppy mill - disgusting !!
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