Where do laboratory beagles come from?

Laboratory beagles like my Moxie and Huckleberry were specifically bred to be experimented on because they are small and docile. Other dogs are picked up by Class B dealers in shelters and “free to good home” ads.

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Two months with two laboratory beagles

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Rescued for an NC research lab, Moxie and Huckleberry are sometimes bewildered by NYC civilian life, but they are becoming excellent cuddlers.

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Two of 200 beagles rescued from NC lab dead, hit by cars

One of the biggest challenges of raising former laboratory beagles turns out to be preventing escape. Two NC dogs ran away and got hit by cars.

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We adopted 2 beagles from the NC research lab Peta closed

This weekend my husband David and I adopted two of the 200 beagles sprung from a NC medical research lab shut down after Peta produced and unwatchably disturbing undercover video that shut the lab down.

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No Rescued Beagles Left in Newark Shelter

While you can give donation on behalf of individual dogs rescued from a NC Lab, you can’t see which ones you can actually adopt.

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Feds Want to Disappear Half of Outer Banks’ Wild Horses for Birds That Don’t Live There

FWS wants to get rid of half the Outer Banks’ wild horses, claiming they hurt protected birds. But the species in question–eagles and piping plovers–don’t actually live there.

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249 Beagles & Cats Sprung from Lab Up for Adoption from NJ to FL

The Animal Welfare Institute quickly moved 54 cats and 195 dogs to 12 shelters and rescue groups up and down the east coast after the lab said it would close in the wake of an unwatchably grim video an undercover Peta investigator made at the lab.

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Peta Investigation Shuts Down Skeezy NC Lab That Abused Cats and Dogs

Peta’s undercover video investigation of a creepy NC lab just sprung 200 dogs and a bunch of cats from their cages and shortened life full of abuse. A week after Peta released its unwatchably gruesome video, the lab shut down.

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White Squirrels to Bring in 25,000 to Cool N.C. Town

You’ll see at least one white squirrel: non-releasable Elliott  

Olney, IL, watch your back! Brevard, NC–a longtime rival  White Squirrel Capital of the World–may be snatching the title for good. About 20,000 – 25,000 people are expected this weekend at Brevard’s 7th annual White Squirrel Festival to go on a white squirrel safari, compete with white squirrel photography, feeder-making and the “squirrel box derby.” (Well, okay, some actually come for the music.)

Normally there’s just one guy in a  squirrel suit called Woody the White Squirrel, but this year’s extravaganza will feature 250 people in white squirrel costumes dancing to BrotherBrother for five minutes Saturday afternoon to set a world record. (Coincidentally, robots in Austin will be dancing for their own record nearly simultaneously.)

“We’re really having fun with the theme,” says the guy who dreamed the whole thing up, Phil Davis. “We’re willing to be a little weird.” Brevard is joining the ranks of towns that have parties to celebrate something no one can imitate: local wildlife. So along with 32 Bald Eagle Watches, Moose Festivals and events to watch hummingbirds and bats, it’s only natural that a town with 1,000 white squirrels would flaunt it.

Many small towns–especially Olney–brag about their white squirrels. Cryptomundo lists 10 white and black squirrel cities and some try to tour them all. White squirrels, which are far more rare and exotic–breed competition that is suitably fierce and fun.

“There’s a bunch of wannabe cities,” Davis dismisses the competition. “They paint their squirrels is the rumor. We’re not in support of

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Dumpster Owl Serves as Greeter at Carolina Raptor Center

Carolina Raptor Center, Just N. of Charlotte, NCShelby greets you as you enter the Raptor Center and she’s annoyed with you (if you’re a dog, for example) she is likely to puff up like she here. Shelby is a great ambassador to the world of injured big birds of prey. Her story is sad, but not that uncommon. She was caught in a leg trap, beaten, then discarded in a dumpster. Someone found her and brought her to the Carolina Raptor Center, which rehabilitates sick and injured birds. Shelby’s eyes were too damaged for her to hunt in the wild, so she has a permanent home here.The center attracts a wide range of visiors–families, scouts, bikers–and most read Shelby’s story then ask “Why would anyone throw an owl in a dumpster?”Some birds are nursed to health behind the scenes. About 27% of birds who survive won’t be able to make it in the wild. So, 100 live here, including great horned owls, bald eagles, barred owls, screech owls and a part-albino red-tailed hawk.It takes about 2 hours to see everyone. On weekends there are special shows.

Where to See Animals Down South

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