End Secrecy at Cruel Beagle Testing Facility

Beagle_Ruth Ellison

Target: Claudene Marshall, the Custodian of Records at Texas A&M

Goal: Stop withholding information on animal testing subjects at Texas A&M.

Texas A&M is refusing to release information about dogs in public-funded experiments, most likely due to the public scrutiny they would no doubt face after releasing details of the cruel experiments and treatment the dogs receive. Texas A&M claims that is has a right to not release the information, arguing that the information is protected by veterinarian-client privilege.

Organizations like The Beagle Freedom Project (a nonprofit based in California) are suing Texas A&M over this withholding of information and state that Texas A&M is violating the Texas Public Information Act by not releasing the information to the public. Taxpayers have the right to know how their money is being used to conduct testing on animals and Texas A&M knows that their information will look bad to the public, so they refuse to release it.

However, Texas A&M is able to refuse demands to release information by hiding under the veterinarian/client privilege claim, which was originally intended for family pets and not lab experiment animals.

The Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) strives to provide homes for dogs used in experiments, which is why they originally requested the information from Texas A&M. This information helps place the dogs in homes after their days of being subjected to horrible animal testing experiments is over. Most universities and facilities have been compliant with their lawful requests, but A&M refuses to budge.

It is disgusting that Texas A&M is withholding this information and avoiding transparency over their animal testing experiments. This refusal makes their experiments more shady and they need to fork over this information immediately. Please sign the petition below to demand that Texas A&M be more transparent when it comes to animal testing information.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mrs. Claudene Marshall,

I am deeply disappointed to hear that you are refusing to release information about animal experiments at Texas A&M to the public, who have a right to know where their money is going. The request by The Beagle Freedom Project to release this information is not unreasonable and helps place dogs into homes after their days of lab experimentation are over.

Not only does this not help dogs who have suffered cruel lives in laboratories find happiness in future homes, it is also a disservice to taxpayers who deserve to know exactly how their money is being used. Withholding this information only makes Texas A&M look worse because many other universities have willingly released such information.

I urge you to do the right thing and release this information to the public.  It will help these poor dogs become adopted into proper homes and give them better lives. Transparency is something that every university should strive for and I think Texas A&M is no exception.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ruth Ellison

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8 Comments

  1. STOP THIS WICKED ACT OF BRUTAL CRUELTY, I HAD A BEAGLE FOR 17YRS THE MOST SENSITIVE AND BEAUTIFUL NATURED DOG EVER…THAT’S WHY THEY ARE THE CHOSEN VICTIMS FOR THE PSYCHOPATHIC MONSTERS THAT USE AND ABUSE THEM…FOR CHRIST SAKE WE NEED A HUGE CAMPAIGN FROM ALL ANIMALS CHARITIES NOT JUST FOR FIVE MINUTES BUT AN ONGOING DAILY PROTESTS THROUGHOUT TO START WITH THE UK UNTIL THIS HEINOUS ACT OF CRUELTY STOPS. THE R.S.P.C.A/PETA/ANIMAL VOICES ARE BUT A FEW AND ALL DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO KNOW IT’S WRONG. WE ALL KNOW THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES OTHER THAN USING ANY ANIMALS FOR VIVISECTION…I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT, THEY ARE COWARDLY SUB HUMAN LOW LIFE SCUM THAT HIDE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS…ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS AND FEARS AND THEY CERTAINLY TALK TO US THROUGH THEIR BODY LANGUAGE AND CRIES..PLEASE PLEASE LETS USE THOSE PERPETRATORS WHO DO THIS, NOBODY WOULD MISS THEM THAT’S FOR SURE!!!

    • Wish there was something we can all do to stop animal cruelty. I was taking Dutch lessons in Holland. There was a Chinese guy in the class that told me he worked for a researcher named Len Blok here in Holland using lab animals, and that he would “sacrifice animals every day. It sounds like they don’t even know what they are doing, but are abusing and murdering innocent animals. They are getting no conclusive evidence of anything, according to the chinese guy. They just conduct these tests on going. Really horrible. The chinese guys name and email are:
      Wang Yongyi – youtheewang@hotmail.com . He may even be an illegal here in Holland. He lives in Leiden, Holland. Busting animal testers over hiring illegals may be a good way to get at them. Do you have any idea how I can expose Len Blok and Yongyi Wang? Please let me know!

  2. Lily Munday says:

    Possibly not widely known but Glaxo Smithkline Beecham have a huge facility in Hertfordshire where they test on Beagles.
    My husband went there with a company he was working for who did garden and grounds maintenance and he said they incinerated the animals and the smell from the chimneys was unbelievable. The next time you buy anything made by this company give this a thought.

  3. If they didn’t have anything to hide, let alone anything to be ashamed of, they wouldn’t have an issue with releasing this information publicly. That said, what they are doing is not only shameful, but also barbaric, unnecessary, cruel and SICK !!!! These aren’t scientists, nor are they researchers; they are nothing less than sadistic psychopaths. I do believe in KARMA, and I do believe that these precious beagles will eventually get their revenge. In the meantime, though, all of us must do whatever we can to stop these horrific atrocities !!!!

  4. Anyone who has been conscious knows what kind of horrible experiments “humans” (and I use that word in jest) conduct on animals using tax dollars! Universities are notorious for doing the same experiments year after year after year ad nauseum because THEY CONTINUE TO GET GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR IT! They could care less about the animals or the results as long as they get that almighty dollar! We need to hold the government accountable also for continuing to fund these out-dated and worthless experiments using animals!

  5. Oh, screw THAT! Animal testing for ANYTHING should never have been started in the first place, since it’s utterly, scientifically BOGUS and don’t do a THING to protect anybody, regardless!!! Just SHUT THESE DEPTS DOWN COMPLETELY, once and for all!!

  6. There are so many evil, sick, disgusting so-called humans in jail for killing and torturing people and animals, why can’t we do these tests on them? Instead of just keeping them alive, why don’t they actually serve a purpose for living? Not sure why innocence animals, that really want nothing but love, are used instead of those disgusting criminals.

  7. FIRST, you MUST, you are OBLIGATED to, release the information regarding your animal experiments — SECOND, this irrational, unnecessary brutal cruelty using animals MUST stop! — reputable institutions do NOT use animals anymore — instead, they use human-based methods which provide equivalent or superior results compared to the use of animals. Make the switch!

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