On Tuesday, March 12, the Humane Society of the United States released an undercover investigation showing the plight of dogs in a laboratory being dosed with pesticides and drugs. Over the span of the nearly 100 days, an investigator documented nearly two dozen experiments that involved tests on dogs. The investigator saw dogs killed at the end of studies, and others suffering for months including 36 gentle beagles being tested for a Dow AgroSciences pesticide. Late this afternoon, the company agreed to stop the testing on these dogs.
Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States released this statement: “We applaud Dow AgroSciences (Corteva AgriScience) for making the right decision by ending the one-year pesticide test on 36 beagles at Charles River Laboratories in Michigan. This is a significant step that is critical to the welfare of the dogs. We now urge Corteva to work with us to get the dogs out of the laboratory and to our shelter and rescue partners so that they can be adopted into loving homes.”