My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT, Valley Village, CA, USA
I first heard of Beagle Freedom Project (now called Rescue Freedom Project) when they rescued the 40 beagles from Spain and the story broke on the news. As an animal lover and having had beagles for more than twenty-five years, I was profoundly touched and immediately began to follow and support them. Support grew to volunteering and educating myself on the horrors of animal testing. I’ve had the privilege to foster for them and witness just how much they care and truly love their rescues – ensuring each dog goes out the door with a GPS tag and following up periodically with the foster parent to ensure their pets are thriving. They are incredibly careful and meticulous when placing a pet in a new home.
In addition to the incredible lives they save (and second chances they give to animals who have known nothing but suffering in cages while being submitted to unimaginable testing), what makes Beagle Freedom Project unique is that they also have a legislative arm. As of now, six states have passed the Beagle Freedom Bill, requiring that laboratories turn over the animals that are healthy once they are done with their testing. They also direct their members as to how they can contact their legal representatives to support legislation affecting the welfare of animals.
Beagle Freedom Project has inspired me to make life-changing choices: I now only purchase cruelty-free make-up and as many cruelty-free cleaning products as I can find. It is one thing to read about the horrors of animal testing, but once you’ve met a brave little blind laboratory survivor or seen their ears, tattooed with a serial number, or just looked at the pain and fear in their eyes, it changes you forever. There is no excuse in the 21st century to test on animals and I am forever determined fight until this cruelty stops. I am extremely proud to support and be a member of Beagle Freedom Project.
Ana M. de la Noval