Miles Langford, Photo: You Just Got Spotted
Miles Langford is a British model living in New York. Miles discovered the Beagle Freedom Project after living with a beagle at home, and has since become an outspoken advocate for animals harmed by vivisection. There's a short interview and a great editorial story in POSI+TIVE magazine's twelfth issue (pg 246). The Beagle Freedom Project was started by Los Angeles activist Shannon Keith in 2010. According to their website:
Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.
Testing done on beagles in university and other research facilities includes medical/pharmaceutical, household products and cosmetics. When they are no longer wanted for research purposes, some labs attempt to find homes for adoptable, healthy beagles. Working directly with these labs, Beagle Freedom Project is able to remove and transport beagles to place them in loving homes. All rescues are done legally with the cooperation of the facility.
To get involved, foster, or rescue a lab beagle, click here.