On April 29, 2014 the Beagle Freedom Project will be in Sacramento to support the Beagle Freedom Bill (AB 2431) to the California State Assembly. The organization is asking its supporters to join them and several Assembly Members at the event at the Capitol building. The event is to raise public awareness just before the Beagle Freedom Bill is scheduled to go before the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
The Beagle Freedom Project is on a mission to advocate for the release of cats and dogs from being used as laboratory experiments. Supporters who attend will have the opportunity to meet some of the Beagles freed from labs. There will also be ‘Life After Labs Campaign t-shirts’ being sold at the event for $10. Many of the labs that use animals, such as Beagles, are publicly funded. One of the aims of the Beagle Freedom Bill is to have laws passed that would have research facilities give lab animals a life after they are no longer needed.
Beagles are a popular choice of breed for research labs according to the Beagle Freedom Project because:
Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.
Supporters are asked to meet at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Sacramento on the front steps of the State Capitol. The Beagle Freedom Project is also arranging for van transportation from Los Angeles to Sacramento. Those in the Los Angeles area who are interested in traveling to Sacramento should email the Beagle Freedom Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.