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Chemical product being tested on beagles at Michigan lab: Humane Society

March 14, 2019 - 9:57 am

MATTAWAN, MI (1010 WINS) -- The Humane Society says three dozen beagles were force fed fungicides at a lab in Michigan for a year as part of a test of a new chemical product.

According to the organization, all of the dogs either have been or will be killed. The group says the product tested on the dogs was developed by Dow.

“We can no longer delay and are calling on Dow to end the test, release the dogs and work with us to place them in loving homes before it’s too late,” the investigation said.

The Humane Society has organized an online petition calling for an end to such practices.

“Tragically, this suffering is all too common and most dogs die in the laboratory. But, there is hope for these 36 dogs and we have to act fast,” the petition read.

The dogs reportedly spend their days in cages when not undergoing tests.

Dow released a statement saying animal testing is not something the company takes lightly and it keeps such testing to a minimum. The company said that Brazilian regulations require animal testing, the Daily News reports.

The Humane Society said pesticide authority has granted waiver requests to forgo dog testing.

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