Toxicity experiments

Goldenthal has been performing toxicity testing on his beagles. Beagle dogs are the “species of choice” for these kinds of experiments as they are small, friendly, and co-operative. Typical experiments involve giving varying doses of a drug to twenty or thirty dogs, and observing the effects to see whether there is a build-up of toxic metabolites. Tests may be carried out for 4-6 weeks to investigate subacute toxicity, or up to two years to determine the chronic toxicity of the drug.

Researchers may administer the drugs intravenously, through an oral pill or solution, through inhalation, or by injections. The researcher then takes blood samples at regular intervals to investigate the effects of the drug. Animal experimenters often surgically implant catheters into the veins of the dog to make it easier to take samples. At the end of some experiments, the dogs are killed and dissected to determine the effect on their organs and tissues.

In one overseas experiment, beagle dogs were dosed with the drug avasimibe, causing vomiting, weight loss, salivation, and liver damage. Some dogs died of liver failure. In another experiment, the pesticide thiram was administered to 32 beagle dogs. Some of the dogs suffered severely, with nausea, vomiting, salivation, convulsions, liver failure, and kidney damage.

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Responses

  1. This is appalling, cruel and so evil..we own a beagle and I pray all vivisection ends in your country and in America and around the world!!!!! Couldn’t we all join forces, those against this evil practice and do something that will resound a voice around the world!!!! There is a farm near us in NY that breeds beagles and ferrets and mongrels and sells them to laboratories, as far as China, Europe and in America too..this is so awful..we can we do to stop this!!!

  2. BONJOUR
    MOI AUSSI JE REJOINS LE MOUVEMENT DE CETTE BONNE CAUSE
    NOUS N AVONS PAS LE DROIT DE DISPOSER DE LA VIE DE PAUVRES ANIMALS INNOCENTS POUR UNE CAUSE NON PAS MORALE MAIS FINANCIERE….
    JE VOUS SOUTIENS
    AMITIES
    CAROLE


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