Federal Beagle Bill

Beagle Freedom Bill

Beagle Freedom Project’s signature legislation, the “Beagle Freedom Bill,” aka the “Right to Release,” is on its way to becoming federal law thanks to Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY-4)!

Help us pass The Humane Retirement Act (H.R. 2850, 116th)

H.R. 2850 mirrors our signature legislation which requires laboratories and facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption after the experiments and testing have ended, instead of killing them, to a humane society or non-profit animal rescue organization like Beagle Freedom Project.

BFP has championed this law in 11 other states and now, based on our success, it has a chance of becoming the law of the land!

The law is needed! No federal or state laws or regulations address what happens to animals when the testing ends. In the US, more than 60,000 dogs and nearly 20,000 cats are being used for animal experimentation to test cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, household products and for other scientific curiosities. Nearly 96% of the dogs used are beagles, mainly because of their friendly, docile, and submissive nature.

The industry standard practice is to euthanize these animals after the experiments are over. The only opportunity for a post-laboratory life for these animals is completely dependent on the discretion of research workers to volunteer their time to try to find these animals a home. After all these animals have endured for human products, pharmaceuticals, and academic curiosities they deserve a chance at a real life!

Beagle Freedom Project has saved over 2,000 dogs and cats from animal testing across the globe and placed them in loving, forever homes once the testing has ended, but it is no easy task! Laboratories DO NOT WANT TO RELEASE the animals or simply cannot do it because their hands are tied. THIS LAW WILL MANDATE THEIR RELEASE. We can help so many more and create so many more families.


Please tell your House Representative to Co-Sponsor the Humane Retirement Act, H.R. 2850, 116th, so that animals like the dogs and cats we share our homes with, who are our family members, may have a chance at a real life.

Right to Release
Beagle enjoying his freedom
Beagle giving kisses