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Mike Cash

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I just heard from a coworker that due to the death of the breeder there are about 100 beagle puppies aged between 3 days and 100 days old available for immediate adoption.

If not adopted, they are going to be euthanized in a couple of days so if you want one and can come to Gunma to get it, contact me immediately.
 

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Mike, that’s just terrible! We’ll spread the word and might have a few contacts too. I’ll PM you once home.
 

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are there any news stories or photos? I'd like to share this to facebook
 

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Nice one, @nice gaijin ! We'll be posting to FB and Twitter once we have a little bit more info.
 

Mike Cash

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I finally got a call from my co-worker. It seems a couple of animal rescue organizations have stepped in and taken in the pups. No idea what the groups are or how to contact them, though.

I wish he had just kept his mouth shut to begin with.
 

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I guess that’s good news for the puppies. It’s comforting to know that the animal welfare system works.
 

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100 puppies x ¥100,000 each = ¥10 million.

No wonder puppy mills exist.
 

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Sure.

I don't remember any beagles, but last week at the shop where ours goes monthly or so for a bath and trim, there were several signs in the ¥180-200k range. That's retail.

With the right paperwork and reputation, about half that might be what this person was getting for them. I'm glad some pros have stepped in.
 

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hey @Mike Cash, sorry but is it possible to find out any info about the groups that took the puppies? I got a bite from a friend in the Kanto area, their friend expressed an interest:
Goodmorning! ビーグルちゃんの件ですが、ぜひ連絡先知りたいとのことです。 都内に住んでいる人なので、できれば埼玉、東京、千葉あたりで引き取ったグループの連絡先だとありがたいです。 (なければ遠くても大丈夫!) 連絡おまちしてます!
If you can help connect her with the right folks, shoot me a PM and I'll give you her contact info. Thanks man!
 

Mike Cash

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I've asked, with no success.
 

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We also had three people who were interested.

Interestingly, our acquaintance collaborating with animal shelters in Chiba said it is highly unusual for a breeder to have such a large amount of puppies „on stock“. According to her, there are several breeders who provide a constant stream of Beagle puppies to pharmaceutical companies for experimentation.

Below, a few articles on the situation in the UK. It‘s probably not much different in Japan:

Ethical reasons why beagles have to die | UK news | The Guardian

Inside the secretive farm where beagles are bred to die – The Sun

Boris Johnson's father demands to know why dogs are being used for animal testing | Daily Mail Online

Makes your stomach turn. :emoji_rage:

Edit: I know PETA are controversial, but they reported on Beagle imports to Japan in 2007:

Live Beagles Shipped to Japan for Experiments | PETA
 

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Oh no :( I was surprised as well to hear that one breeder had so many... I have a family friend here that is a beagle lover, and has posted some things about this. Apparently they are the most commonly experimented-on dog.

I already have a healthy disdain for breeding for profit, it makes me so upset that these puppies may have been intended for experimentation. I hope they find good homes for them.

Thanks for asking, Mike! I'll let my friend know and encourage them to try their local shelters to find a companion.
 
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