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Final Appeal: Please Take Action Now for the AstraZeneca Beagles

UPDATE: We’ve just heard the devastating news that most of the AstraZeneca dogs were shipped to UK laboratories over the past few days.

A few dogs are still left in AstraZeneca’s breeding facility in Örkelljunga, Sweden. Please call AstraZeneca’s board today and ask them to show mercy and rehome the remaining beagles.

The number to call is +46-8-553 260 00.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has been speaking out for these dogs over the past days and weeks, on the phone, by e-mail and on Facebook and Twitter. The response has been remarkable. We’ll keep on working to oppose future shipments of animals for testing, and urging airlines such as Aeronova to change their policies.

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Ever since pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca decided to close its dog-breeding facility in Sweden, the fate of more than 300 beagles has been hanging in the balance. AstraZeneca’s plans to ship the dogs to UK laboratories to become victims of horrific animal tests have met with opposition from more than 11,000 PETA supporters, who’ve written to the company to ask that these dogs be spared the cruelty of experimentation and instead be adopted into loving homes.

Yesterday, we heard the disturbing news that a number of the beagles had been shipped to Manchester Airport, transported by the airline Aeronova. Each year, pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca hire carriers like Aeronova to transport animals to laboratories that test products on animals in excruciatingly painful and lethal experiments. Specifically, dogs like those at the AstraZeneca facility are likely to be subjected to cruel toxicity tests in which they are injected with or force-fed chemicals and experimental drugs in increasingly higher doses until they become very sick, suffer from seizures and vomiting and/or die.

Time is running out for the remaining dogs. Please contact Aeronova today and ask that the airline refuse to ship any more of the beagles to laboratories in the UK, where the animals will be caged, mutilated, poisoned and killed.

THIS ACTION IS NOW CLOSED

  • Explain that you were very distressed to learn that Aeronova shipped a number of beagles to the UK for cruel animal tests on 26 February.
  • Request that the airline refuse to transport any more beagles from AstraZeneca’s Örkelljunga facility to the UK.
  • Point out that many other leading airlines refuse to transport animals destined for pain and misery in laboratories, including FedEx, UPS, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Qantas.
  • Ask Aeronova to make the compassionate choice to adopt a policy against shipping all animals to laboratories. Tell its representatives that you will refuse to fly with Aeronova as long as it continues to be complicit in inhumane tests in which animals are caged, mutilated, poisoned and killed.

Image: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

By acting together now, we can make a difference for these dogs. Please use your voice to speak out for these beagles today.

Watch this space for updates on the situation, and let us know in the comments if you receive a response from Aeronova.

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  1. avatar oili aikio says:

    STOP!!!

  2. avatar Angela Harris says:

    Please do not send or receive animals anywhere to be maltreated, man’s inhumanity to everything is well known and we who are so worried about this should protest at every move they make!! I therefore PROTEST at Beagles in mostly unnnecessary experiments as its barbaric and horrible.

  3. avatar costanza says:

    Mi viene voglia di urlare!!!
    e se non fosse che ho un animo pacifico , mi metterei a sparare contro tutti sti bastardi…spero solo che, come ha scritto qualcuno, ci sia un Karma, e che ogni goccia di sofferenza che hanno causato gli venga ridata con gli interessi..

  4. avatar LINDA BADHAM says:

    A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY. CRUELTY THAT IS SICKENING, DISGUSTING AND SHOULD BE MADE A CRIME.! THESE POOR POOR DOGS ARE NOT PUT ON THIS EARTH TO EXPERIMENT ON. I HAVE A PETITION GOING FOR THE BEAGLES ON PETITION 24 IF YOU CARE TO SIGN ANYONE. GOD IS WATCHING HIS CREATURES AND I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT KARMA HAPPENS. MAYBE NOT WHEN WE WANT IT TO BUT AT THE RIGHT TIME.SOMETIMES WE CAN’T SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE.

  5. avatar B. Dürrenberg says:

    Nobody has the right to hurt animals!!!

  6. avatar chander kumar soni says:

    stop all this rubbish.

  7. avatar Jennifer Valentine says:

    stop the abuse

  8. I am fed up with all the atrocities carried out on defenceless animals , “labs without walls” would be an absolute obscenity. If decent human beings only knew what was really going on there would surely be an outcry !

  9. Barbarism has no place in a civilised society

  10. avatar Hilary says:

    I find it hard to understand why some humans have no compassion for animals. From the miserable life of a factory farmed animal including caged hens, to live animal export from my own country australia just to appease a certain culture on the other side of the world. The practise of foie grais in France, bull fighting in Spain. cock fighting in of underdeveloped countries , bear baiting in India. Skinning live animals in China and other uncompassionate countries such as Canada with their bludgening and skinning alive young seal cubs to so called educated countries that allow atrocities in labs on defenceless animals. I have seen small horses in countries such as Bali pulling tourists in carriages all day in the hot sun with hardly any rest and water. As Paul McCartney stated “If abbatoirs had glass walls” I say if the world had glass walls. If animals could speak would we allow them to be trucked off to abbatoirs while they were shouting for help. We have to speak for them.

  11. avatar Nadia says:

    We don’t want and don’t need this horror anymore !!!!!!

  12. avatar Monica Ohlsson says:

    This is horrible, I live in Sweden and ashamed of what AZ in Sweden did to these dogs =(

  13. avatar Renate says:

    I only can say: STOP IT PLEASE.

  14. avatar Helmuth says:

    Please stop this cruelty.

  15. avatar Elisabeth says:

    Stop this barbarsim. They feel like we feel.

  16. avatar Johann says:

    Please stop it, it’s so dreadful.

  17. avatar Doris Isaksen says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY !!!

  18. avatar Daniela Popovici says:

    STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT!!!!!

  19. avatar DANIJELA says:

    stop the abuse

  20. Tremendo absurdo e falta de respeito para com os animais, pois também se tratam de uma vida.
    Não acredito que na era em que vivemos com tamanho avanço da ciência, ainda é preciso MATAR OS ANIMAIS para curar a humanidade.
    Sou totalmente contra!

  21. this is ridiculous! the day animal test ban start and news that dogs being shipped for the cruel tests… Whats the update anybody knows?

  22. avatar Antonietta Giarda says:

    Basta con questi atti di crudeltà

  23. No More Cruelty…STOP shipping dogs to labs NOW !!!

  24. avatar maria estrella lopez nogues says:

    please stop this cruelty!!

  25. avatar Michela Nicoleti says:

    stop vivisection now!!

  26. avatar Teresa Murphy says:

    Please, stop the torture!

  27. avatar Julie hansel says:

    Please stop this torture!!!

  28. avatar Bridget Palkow says:

    Test on Pedophiles and stop the abuse on animals!!!!!!

  29. avatar Walter says:

    Nenhum animal do mundo precisa passar por essas idiotices feitas por humanos, eu sempre digo a raça humana é um parásita nesse planeta, ela não vive em harmonia com a natureza e só pensa em comer animais, fazer maldades, matar por esporte, matar por prazer, destruir as matas, poluir os rios ou seja só as pragas destroem por onde elas passam. Parem com o holocausto animal esse seres inocentes não estão no mundo pra nos servir, e sim para sere cuidados e preservados.

  30. avatar Jennifer Hunt says:

    Sickening, use humans for your barbaric experiments!!!!

  31. avatar Daniela says:

    Please stop testing on animals! Profits are not more important that living beings. The human race will never be in peace while any living being suffers abuse. Animals are not in the world to serve humans. They deserve to live in peace as much as we do.

  32. avatar melodie miller says:

    Stop the abuse!!!!

  33. avatar Martha says:

    Stop this!!

  34. avatar Catherine Simpson says:

    Shame on you!! Stop the torture of innocent animals!!

  35. avatar BROWN-JONES says:

    SHAME ON YOU!

  36. avatar einat sokol says:

    Stop the abuse!

  37. avatar patricia hazell says:

    We know that it’s uneccessary to continue using animals to experiment on for the betterment of mankind. We know that not only is it outdated science and in some cases the outcome has been dangerous and harmful to people. There are alternatives without using animals, Smart Science using modern, up to date technology, however, experimenting on animals is cheaper. We know all this, for years, we protest, we voice our concerns, people donate to put an end to it and still it goes on. Animal welfare charities such as yourselves, and many others, do not seem to be making much inroad into changing this disgusting, cruel practice. When will we get some good news. ????????? What percentage of the donations received goes towards lobbying and taking a stand compared to donation money spent on administration and salaries? I’d rather have campaigners for animal rights and not have any, but I for one am very frustrated with what I see/hear as lack of progress. The abuse of animals has been going on for years. Until ambivalence toward animals and the culture of treating animals as expendable changes the abuse will continue.

  38. The abuse of animals has been going on for years. We must stop it! When sb hurt animal , the doesnt hesitate to hurt human!

  39. avatar sabita patwardhan says:

    Completely shitty bastards these people. Hope the worst punishment is in store for them even if not in this life. All they care about is themselves and their own calling the human animal superior. The lowest species of all.

  40. avatar Sandy kaiser says:

    Two words “God sees”

  41. avatar christel hansson says:

    Please STOP doing this Things to this dogs Its Horrible !!!! Cant believe that you can do what you are doing to them :( ITS SICK ! There are people who want to take care of them So Let Them GO

  42. avatar bodisdavid says:

    stop

  43. avatar GILL MARKEY says:

    In this day and age, there is no need for this barbaric, senseless torture of these beautiful animals !!

  44. avatar christel hansson says:

    Släpp hundarna !!!!!! De e Ren Tortyr o Plågeri ni håller på med :(

  45. avatar lavana says:

    Shame on you all how you can look in the mirror at night is beyond me. how you can inflict so much pain on so many beautiful animals I will never never understand. Money money money thats all everyone cares about. The human race has become so detatched to the feelings of animals. They give so much love I have no idea why we treat them so bad. i just want to sream it hurts to see these companies not giving a shit about our animals. Shame on you all

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