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Corteva AgroSciences ending pesticide test on beagles in Michigan

Photo courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States

MATTAWAN, Mich.—The Humane Society of the United States announced Monday night that Dow AgroSciences (Corteva Agriscience) will end their year-long pesticide test on 36 beagles at the Charles River Laboratories in Michigan.

Corteva Agriscience also released a statement on Monday regarding the testing, saying that they are ending the study and will “make every effort to re-home the animals that were part of the study.”

The Humane Society shared findings from an undercover investigation they did in order to push for the end of the testing, which the Humane Society says involves the force-feeding of pesticides to the dogs.

According to the Humane Society, the dogs that did not die during the testing were scheduled to be euthanized in early July.

The organization collected over 300,000 online supporters during their campaign.

The Humane Society’s online petition states that the organization is working “to get these dogs out of the laboratory and to our shelter and rescue partners so that they can be adopted into loving homes.”

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