The NIH has been cited by the Department of Agriculture for the “hideous” conditions inside these warehouses, Nachminovitch said Tuesday.
“They have been cited … for direct and critical violations,” she said. “For failure to provide basic necessities of life to these nursing mother dogs and their puppies, keeping animals in temperatures as high as 92 degrees without air conditioning, plunging needles into the heads of puppies to drain hematomas … and so much more.”
The investigation is ongoing, she added, saying the dogs in these facilities are being raised especially for “cruel experiments that are useless” and paid for by taxpayer dollars.
Why are beagles allegedly the breed of choice? The PETA executive revealed the gruesome truth — they’re easy to torture.
“Beagles are small and docile,” she said. “They’re such gentle, loyal dogs, and unfortunately they are so submissive that they’re easy to torture without posing a public safety risk to their abusers.”