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Could 19, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Cumberland, Va. – The U.S. Division of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA)’s Workplace of Inspector Basic have simply eliminated no less than 145 canines present in “acute misery” from Envigo’s beagle-breeding facility in Cumberland County, Virginia, pursuant to a federal search warrant. The DOJ has additionally filed a 40-page criticism asking a federal court docket to completely enjoin Envigo from violating the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The strikes observe USDA citations for greater than 70 violations of the federal AWA since July 2021. Practically 50 of the citations got here in inspections prompted by a PETA exposé revealing a whole lot of useless puppies and staff with no veterinary credentials injecting euthanasia medication immediately into puppies’ hearts with out sedation—inflicting them immense ache—amongst different abuses.
Under, please discover a assertion from PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch:
Kudos to federal officers for lastly taking the decisive motion PETA has been calling for and getting canines out of Envigo’s barren, cacophonous kennels, the place staff sprayed them with high-pressure hoses and disadvantaged them of meals and veterinary care. PETA finds struggling like this each time we crack open an operation like Envigo, and this must be the start of the tip for this hideous beagle-breeding mill.