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We all know dogs or cats who were adopted from an animal shelter or rescued by a kind person. But some pets aren’t as fortunate and wind up in the terrifying world of “Class B” dealers, people who buy dogs and cats and keep them in holding facilities before selling them to laboratories where they are used in harmful experiments. Help us put a stop to Class B dealers. Take action »


Killed for a Piece of His Jaw

Our recent undercover investigation revealed that Shy Guy and other dogs were sold to Georgia Regents University by a random source Class B dog dealer before being subjected to dental experiments and killed. GRU now promises not to buy dogs from these unscrupulous dealers. This is a great step forward, but dogs at GRU still need our help. Watch the undercover footage captured by an HSUS investigator, then join Kim Basinger in taking action. Please help »

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