Stop Breeding Dogs for Drug Testing


Target: Communities Secretary Greg Clark

Goal: Stop farm that breeds beagle puppies and other animals for drug testing.

A facility that will breed beagle puppies solely for the purpose of using them for laboratory experiments has been approved despite the massive amount of people in the United Kingdom who vehemently oppose using animals in drug testing.

The U.K. Planning Inspectorate has decided to overturn the decision to not build the site. Communities Secretary Greg Clark approved of an appeal by Yorkshire Evergreen that will allow them to breed beagles and other animals for scientific testing at their site in Grimston, north Yorkshire. The site will also perform vivisection and drug experiments.

Dogs used in scientific experiments are forced to inhale toxic substances through masks, are strapped in harnesses so that they can’t escape for drug injections, and force fed through tubes. Popular substances tested on dogs include pharmaceutical drugs, weed killer, and industrial chemicals.

This is the second facility in Britain that breeds beagles specifically for science experiments. The other facility is located in Harlan, Cambridgeshire, where around 3,000 beagles are bred to be used for experimentation. Vivisection is a controversial procedure and animal rights proponents are outraged at the newest facility being opened. The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) said that the latest approval of the new facility is a “betrayal of the animals, the public and science.”

The government ignored thousands of people who signed petitions and decided to approve a controversial facility. These poor beagle pups and other animals forced to endure cruel acts for experimentation do not deserve this injustice. Please sign the petition below and urge the U.K. Planning Inspectorate to reverse their approval for this new facility.


Dear Mr. Greg Clark,

I am deeply saddened to hear the U.K. Planning Inspectorate has decided to overturn the decision to not build a facility that will breed beagle puppies and other animals for scientific experiments. This decision was made despite the millions of people who protested it and it will subject these poor animals to cruel experiments that they do not deserve to endure.

Beagle puppies used for experiments are forced to inhale toxic substances by having masks strapped on their faces and are injected with drugs. Beagles are chosen for their sweet and loving nature. It is disgusting that the government has approved of a facility that will allow this and it is out of step with their movement towards using alternative methods for animal testing.

I am sorry to hear that you are choosing to ignore so many people who know that this is wrong and not in line with the United Kingdom’s stance on animal testing. Please reverse the decision to approve of this facility and stop the cruel fate of thousands of animals.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Kathy Williams says:

    It is irrelevant whether cruel behavior stems from greed, arrogance, selfishness, laziness, convenience, nonchalance, religious rituals, cultural traditions, unfounded medicinal treatments, amusement, sadistic pleasure, mental defect, or some combination thereof: It is always unjust, and therefore, indefensible.

    As such, everyone of even average intellect knows: Torturing an innocent being is wrong.

  2. carol davidson says:

    This is disgusting!

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