LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Nine beagles that have spend their entire lives in a Nevada laboratory get the chance to run free for the first time ever. Watch the video above and try not to cry/smile at their joy after being caged their whole lives.
The video was original posted by The Beagle Freedom Project, an organization whose mission is to rescue lab dogs from research laboratories and find them real homes.
“Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities,”reads the organization’s website.“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.”
The nine dogs have been given real names after only having numbers to identify them, and thanks to their rescuers, got to experience grass, sunlight and fresh air for the first time ever in their lives.