Allen Goldenthal has been experimenting on animals for at least 16 years, and describes himself as an ‘in vivo’ (i.e. live animal) and biopharmaceutical specialist. Originally from Canada, he has been involved in toxicity testing on animals at various overseas pharmaceutical companies, including Pasteur-Merieux-Connaught’s Animal Resources and Pathology Centre. After moving to New Zealand, he found a job managing Massey University’s Estendart contract animal testing service. Two years ago he bought kennels in Hasting and the Manawatu, and began setting up his own animal testing company. While Goldenthal claims to care for the health and happiness of his beagles, there is little evidence to back this– he and his wife regularly sell puppies and older dogs to whoever happens to bid for them on Trade Me.