National Animal Rights Awareness Week is June 13-19, an ideal time to broaden notions of wellness to include animal welfare. Beyond dietary considerations like shopping for humanely-raised meat, or adopting flexitarian or vegan diets, there are opportunities to make your lives more animal-friendly in your fashion, beauty, and personal care-related choices. read more
Nominate A Local Animal Hero: Rick and Dawn Morris
Clear the Shelters: Pawsitively Good Awards is recognizing Rick and Dawn Morris, who help rescue animals from testing labs, for going above and beyond to help animals in need. read more
Investigation into Mount Vernon animal testing lab shines light on nationwide reality, push for research adoption legislation
Last week, 44News reported on the Humane Society of the United States’ undercover investigation into Mount Vernon, Indiana animal testing lab Inotiv claiming dozens of beagles subjected to daily drug tests are set to be killed any day now.
Helped Beeps Get Back on Her Feet
In their 37 years together, Robert and his wife, Karin, have always enjoyed the comfort and companionship of dogs. “Our first was Calvin; he was our child,” says Robert. After Calvin, the couple adopted two beagles named Rudy and Archie, whom they had for 13 years. read more
Kat Novak with her beagle Vito
Catonsville resident Katherine Novak got her pet beagle from a rescue program called Beagle Freedom Project. They rescue beagles who would otherwise be sentenced to death after being used for animal testing. read more
Beagle Freedom Project: Saving dogs from becoming lab rats
Cosmetics, cleaning supplies, baby products, mouthwash, deodorant, shampoo, medical devices, and medicine … the list goes on and on of everyday items you probably have in your house right now that are tested on animals. read more
New California law will free ‘blood slave’ donor dogs
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will usher in major changes in how life-saving animal blood is collected in California and eventually free “blood slave” donor dogs from captivity. read more
Caged dogs used to be sole source of canine blood supply in California. That’s about to change
SACRAMENTO — California will phase out the controversial use of blood from caged dogs in pet hospitals under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. read more
Bill that would eliminate ‘blood slave’ donor dogs in California on way to governor’s desk
The days of captive “blood slave” donor dogs may soon be over, forcing major change in how life-saving animal blood is collected in California — but only if the governor signs a hard-fought bill that’s headed to his desk. read more
Bill that would eliminate ‘blood slave’ donor dogs in California on way to governor’s desk – San Bernardino Sun
The era of captive “blood slave” donor dogs is about to end and can force major changes in the way life-saving animals collect blood in California. But only if the governor has signed a fierce bill to his desk. read more
My beagle Hammy was used in a research lab for his first four years of life. I’m so lucky to be his therapy human.
My partner, James, recently surprised me with an illustration from a local artist titled “Hammy the Superdog.” The picture shows my beagle, Hamilton, standing on his hind legs, arms akimbo, sporting little red shorts, what looks like a blue rash guard, matching blue boots and a red cape. At any moment, it seems, he could take off and soar over a cartoon city.
Grounds and Hounds Rescue Roast initiative partners with Beagle Freedom Project
The Grounds and Hounds Rescue Roast initiative has partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project for a great new cause throughout the month of February. Grounds and Hounds Coffee, of course, is a rescue-minded coffee company (they have cool merch, too!), and BFP is a global organization making the lives of dogs, cats, and many other animals a little easier. read more