WIN: Plans for Yorkshire Beagle Breeding Farm Rejected!

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We did it. East Riding Council in Yorkshire has just rejected the awful proposal to build a new beagle breeding facility in Grimston which would have sent thousands of puppies to suffer in painful and deadly experiments.

Dogs spared from factory farming and cruel tests

The council’s enlightened decision comes after a concerted campaign by people who care about animals. In the space of a week, almost 10,000 compassionate PETA supporters mobilised to send messages opposing the application, and it clearly paid off.

This is a significant victory for beagles. At the facility proposed by the company B & K Universal, which is a major supplier of animals to the cruel vivisection industry, up to 2,000 of these docile dogs would have had the worst of all possible lives: bred for profit on a factory farm and then sent to laboratories to be poisoned with pesticides and drugs or cut up in experiments. As anyone lucky enough to have a canine companion knows, dogs are loyal, intelligent, playful and affectionate individuals. They belong in loving homes, not in barren laboratory cages.

Today’s happy news comes hot on the heels of another brilliant victory for dogs: Bolton Council recently approved the closure of Westhaughton Greyhound Stadium, another nail in the coffin for the unethical dog-racing industry. Again, messages from concerned activists played a part in making sure that the council made the right decision for animals.

It’s inspiring to see what a difference we can make by speaking out against cruelty. A huge thank you to East Riding Council, and to everyone who helped stop this inhumane breeding facility from being built in Yorkshire. 


  • eve martin commented on November 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Brilliant news let’s stop all testing on poor defenceless animals♡

  • Dot Pleydell commented on November 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Yay nice to hear good news

  • Kim Sara Worthington commented on November 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Brilliant – very well done team. xx

  • tina fieldhoue commented on November 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Well done .nice one thank you

  • LESLEY KIRKHAM commented on November 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    This is really great news.

  • lizzie commented on November 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    well thats the best news i ve heard in a long time if only we could get more animal abuse stopped what a great world it would be . and thank,s must go to the people who do all the work god bless you all once again thank you

  • gina commented on November 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you PETA for helping us to help the animals.

  • Sue Cluley commented on November 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I have been deeply upset by recent animal welfare issues and went to bed on tears last night over the Foie-gras video. Tears of joy today however at this wonderful news. Go little Beagles!!

  • hannah commented on November 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    amazing news 🙂

  • WA commented on November 15, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Just as dogs should not be forced to race, dogs should also not be forced to live in a kennel or to be used by humans for anything.
    Animals obviously don’t belong to human and it is more appropriate for animals to have freedom and to live with their own kind in their own natural habitat.

    • Roy Baker commented on December 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

      I quite agree the animal use of dogs and horses that is considered so “normal” is long overdue to be questioned, animals aren’t sharing this planet to be used by us. Empathy and respect are sadly lacking in the majority of people.

  • lisa commented on November 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Fantastic news atleast we have provented babies being born in that situation ive just got 2 rescued kittens to join my family and my other cats when you sitting at night and watchin
    tv and they come up for a cuddle how could you ever imagine what these dogs are going through

  • Zuzana Marsalkova commented on November 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome <3 thank you everyone 🙂

  • simone mclaren commented on November 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    such fantastic news…..i have a beagle and he is so good natured, trusting and loving….it breaks my heart to think of anyone testing on these docile intelligent companions and any others for that matter!

  • rita uljee commented on December 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    fantastic news,nice one before Christmas!thanks.

  • Yasmin Fielding commented on December 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I wrote to them. I prayed. My stomach churned. I have two dogs – have never smacked or shouted at them and they are perfect.


    No one has the right to abuse or inflict pain on fellow creatures unless you are bereft or have a serious deficit of humanity and compassion.

    All animals feel pain, have a right to be free and to live life in groups, free of pain and psychological torment. As stewards of the Planet we must ensure this.

    We are all in the same pot – it is as simple as that!

  • 4mula1 commented on December 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    reasons why animal research must STOP!… visit, (no lie can live forever!).

  • Kathrine & Keith Walsh commented on December 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Many thanks to Peta, the East Riding Council and any others who were involved in bringing about the rejection of a Beagle Breeding Farm in Grimston.
    It is such good news.
    Any success in preventing animal cruelty is always encouraging.

  • Charlotte commented on December 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Incredibly delighted with this result especially as I have a beagle myself. They are such amazing creatures who do not deserve and are not put on this earth to be subject to such vile inhumane acts. Beagles are beautiful and loving companions who deserve a happy life like any animal. Carry on the good work peta 🙂

  • colin commented on December 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

    bravo pour cette victoire

  • Bodil Ribel commented on December 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    A hugh THANK YOU … that was wonderful news :0D

  • Lizl Rigg commented on December 9, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Brilliant!!!! Thank you for the awesome work you do! We need to end animal testing completely!!!

  • Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez commented on December 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks to all the good peopel that made this possible.

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  • sara commented on December 31, 2013 at 7:52 am

    great news tnx peta team

  • Laura commented on January 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    So happy to hear this! On behalf of myself and my precious beagle Snoopy, we would like to say thank you to all the people out there that made this happen! X

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