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Beagles are the dog breed most often used in animal testing, due to their size and passive nature.  Most dogs are bred specifically for the purpose, by companies such as Harlan. … The dogs are often used in surgical experiments and toxicology tests, according to LA journalist Lu Parker. It’s common for labs to remove the dogs’ vocal chords so their cries don’t bother the technicians, and Parker alleges that some facilities beat and kick the dogs.

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