Activists break into beagle breeding facility and free five dogs

Activists break into beagle breeding facility and free five dogs during second day of protests against animal testing at site

  • Animal Freedom Movement occupied the Marshall BioResources’ puppy farm
  • The centre in Huntingdon reportedly breeds 2,000 beagles a year for research
  • Yesterday, a group of 25 protestors wearing overalls also sat inside the facility 

Animal cruelty activists have released five beagles from a puppy farm which breeds dogs for laboratory tests.

In the early hours of this morning, Animal Freedom Movement (AFM) occupied the Marshall BioResources’ (MBR) puppy farm in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for the second day in a row. 

The centre reportedly breeds around 2,000 beagles a year to supply universities and private laboratories where experiments are conducted for research. 

Yesterday, a group of 25 protestors wearing white overalls also sat inside the facility. 

A spokesperson for the protest group said on Facebook police arrested activists.

Protestors holding pink and white signs reading ‘end animal testing’ refused to leave the site.

Animal cruelty activists have liberated five beagles from a puppy farm which breeds dogs for laboratory tests

In the early hours of this morning, Animal Freedom Movement (AFM) occupied the Marshall BioResources’ (MBR) puppy farm in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for the second day in a row

The centre reportedly breeds around 2,000 beagles a year to supply universities and private laboratories where experiments are conducted for research

Singer Will Young handcuffed himself to a gate at the site in a one-man protest last November.

Members of the AFM posted videos and pictures on social media appearing to show beagles inside the facility.

The group wrote on Facebook it wants the MBR Acres facility to be shutdown and for the UK government to end animal testing and the sale of animal-tested products by 2025.

It added that protestors will occupy the site until these demands are met.

Dillon Parsons, spokesperson for the group, has said: ‘Using animals for testing is not only cruel, inhumane, and barbaric, it is completely unnecessary.

‘There is no need for nearly 3 million painful and torturous tests on animals in the UK each year when we have technology that is more reliable and efficient. 

Yesterday, a group of 25 protestors wearing white overalls also sat inside the facility

Members of the AFM posted videos and pictures on social media appearing to show beagles inside the facility

Protestors wearing white overalls sat at the MBR Acres facility near Huntingdon

‘The UK claims to be a nation of animal lovers, we demand The Government and MBR show that to be true’

The AFM said it will hold a peaceful demonstration outside the Home Office on June 27.

MailOnline has contacted the MBR Acres facility for comment.

In July last year, actor Ricky Gervais called for an ‘immediate ban’ on the testing site.

He told The Times: ‘These experiments are now proven to entirely fail the search for human treatments and cures.’

‘We need an immediate ban on this shocking animal cruelty, which is clearly holding back medical progress.’

Singer Will Young handcuffed himself to a gate at the site in a one-man protest last November 

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