Laboratory Dogs Rescued

From Test Subjects to Beloved Companions

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Imprint or Series:Dogs in Our World

About the Book

Animal testing is a controversy that has raged for hundreds of years—some viewing experiments on dogs as necessary for human medical progress, while others argue that the practice is barbaric. When Ellie Hansen adopted Marty—a beagle rescued from a research laboratory—she found herself rehabilitating a terrified dog with a traumatic past. She soon discovered the well-kept secret of painful and often fatal testing on dogs.
This book details what the author has learned about the past and present of laboratory testing on dogs, life after laboratories and the hope for a future without animal testing. Interviews with rescue organizers and adoptive families reveal the struggles of removing dogs from laboratories and acclimating them to daily life. Scientists discuss the ethics of dog research and advocate for new biomedical technologies. Fundamental change is brewing, with the public, scientists and governments urging the use of new technologies that can replace testing on animals and yield better results.

About the Author(s)

Ellie Hansen is an award-winning writer and founder and CEO of Lovable Pets, Inc., a holistic pet supply company located in Billings, Montana. She is also the Animal Research Outreach Coordinator with the Center for a Humane Economy and a Humane Policy Volunteer for the Humane Society of the United States. Her published works include two books and several magazine articles focusing on profound human relationships with dogs.

Bibliographic Details

Ellie Hansen

Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan

Foreword by Kathrin Herrmann

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 45 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8501-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4492-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dogs in Our World