Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

1/23/2022 3:00:00 PM
Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are typically sent to labs at 16 weeks and put down at six months.

Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

Beagles from MBR Acres are typically sent to labs at 16 weeks and put down at six months.

Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.dogsA permanent protest camp has been in place outside MBR acres since June 2021, and an attempt to have it removed via a High Court injunction was rejected in October.

in November.Footage taken by activists shows the puppies being carted in crates before being transported to laboratories for testing (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)‘We’re trying to stop this barbaric, archaic practice that I think the majority of people in the UK wouldn’t want to happen.’

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92 Shares Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team) Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.Make informed decisions with the FT Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world.Will Humphries, Southwest Correspondent Saturday January 22 2022, 12.Prince William is set to represent the Queen in his first official trip to Dubai - but his wife the Duchess of Cambridge won't be joining him.

Today protesters are amassing outside Humberside Airport, where puppies bred two hours south at MBR Acres, Huntingdon, are taken to be flown overseas. Footage taken by activists shows the dogs being put in cages, loaded into the back of lorries, and driven to the airport before being flown to Ireland for testing. Choose your subscription Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT 1 € for 4 weeks. Critics have called MBR Acres a ‘factory farm for dogs’, which breeds up to 2,000 beagles a year. Cornwall council has proposed banning overnight parking for vans in three beachfront streets after complaints from residents that people were camping in parking spaces for weeks at a time during the summer, urinating on the street and leaving rubbish. Puppies from the Cambridgeshire facility are sent off aged 16 weeks to labs for testing and are typically put down at around six months old. A permanent protest camp has been in place outside MBR acres since June 2021, and an attempt to have it removed via a High Court injunction was rejected in October. UK talent will be featured during the event which will also showcase the Commonwealth Games 2022 baton relay, launched by the Queen from Buckingham Palace last October, as it parades through the Expo site to visit Commonwealth national pavilions.

Their campaign has gained the support of celebrities including Ricky Gervais, who has called for the facility’s closure, and Will Young, who handcuffed himself to its gates in November. But the site’s owners, Marshall BioResources, says the experiments the dogs are used for form a ‘small but crucial part of a wide range of applications from ecology work to disease research’. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that Footage taken by activists shows the puppies being carted in crates before being transported to laboratories for testing (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team) This morning’s demonstration at Humberside Airport is being staged by the Hull Animal Rights Team. Its spokesman, Robert Gordon, told Metro.co. It was the discovery of oil in the 1950s that transformed the Gulf from a collection of sleepy harbours, where fishing and the declining pearl industry were the mainstays of the economy, to a global financial powerhouse.

uk: ‘Until you become aware of it through one of these protests you wouldn’t think that a country like ours would do this kind of thing. ‘We’re trying to stop this barbaric, archaic practice that I think the majority of people in the UK wouldn’t want to happen.’ When asked why beagles were being used in particular, Mr Gordon said: ‘Traditionally that’s always how they’ve been. ‘Beagles were famously the ones cigarettes were tested on. They’re bred specifically as a placid breed of dog that you can do anything to. He will also have the opportunity to highlight his environmental award, the Earthshot Prize, and his United for Wildlife initiative tackling the illegal wildlife trade.

’ Mr Gordon said Marshall BioResources are ‘very tight lipped’ over where the dogs are sent and what tests are being carried out. Protesters are amassing on the airport this morning calling for a stop to MBC Acre’s operation (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team Singer Will Young chained himself to the entrance of MBR Acres in November last year (Picture: SWNS) The US-based firm did not say what was being tested on the beagles or what conditions they were being kept in when asked by Metro.co.uk. Mr Gordon said: ‘They’re not really saying anything I guess they’re just trying to weather it out.

But whether or not they can do that forever in a country of people who love dogs, we’ll see.’ Mr Gordon is a regular visitor to ‘Camp Beagle’, where some activists celebrated Christmas Day just gone. ‘We’re not leaving until the facility is shut down or MBR acres stops breeding dogs to be tested on,’ he said. In a previous statement, Mr Gordon said: ‘Thousands of Beagle puppies are bred at MBR Acres each year to be used in painful animal testing. Their short lives will be filled with unimaginable suffering.

A permanent protest camp has been set up outside the puppy breeding facility in Huntingdon (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) Activists want the facility shut down (Picture: In Pictures via Getty Images) ‘As a nation of animal lovers, we cannot continue to let this happen. That is why we are taking a stand against MBR Acres and the companies who choose to support them.’ Head of policy and media at Understanding Animal Research Chris Magee accused protesters of a ‘national disinformation campaign’ and compared them to ‘anti-vaxxers’. He said claims from campaigners that the dogs are ‘force fed chemicals every day, for up to 90 days, with no pain relief or anaesthetic’ are not true, pointing out that Ireland has the same testing standards as the UK. ‘Pain relief and anaesthetic are compulsory by default unless this would cause more suffering than the procedure itself,’ Mr Magee told Metro.

co.uk. ‘In the event, severe suffering is highly unlikely. In practice, of around 4,200 experiments 3,200 are mild and so wouldn’t need anaesthetic whereas around 1,000 would be moderate and fewer than 10 severe, both requiring anaesthetic by law. ‘The dogs are humanely euthanised as part of the experiment, to see if their organs hide pathology that hasn’t yet become disease.

They’re kept in family groups in the breeder and in the lab, also as per the law.’ Police and protesters clashing at ‘Camp Beagle’ last summer (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) Ricky Gervais is another high-profile supporter of the campaign against MBR Acres (Picture: Getty Images) He added: ‘There are certain myths the animal rights people keep pedaling and we’ve believed it for ages and they just keep saying it.’ Campaigners regularly make the case that testing on animals is not as reliable as it purports to be. After all, the US National Institutes of Health estimates that over 90% of drugs fail in human trials because animal tests don’t accurately predict their safety or effectiveness. In 2015, the organisation said: ‘Animal models often fail to provide good ways to mimic disease or predict how drugs will work in humans, resulting in much wasted time and money while patients wait for therapies.

’ Although animal testing facilitated the development of the Covid-19 vaccine, a recently said scientists worldwide ‘struggle to identify’ suitable animal models to test how the virus works. More: .