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Video: Touching moment Beagles bred as lab guinea pigs take first steps to freedom in Ireland

Last week, 10 dogs and 12 cats born into a life of lab tests were released into ISPCA care.

The beagles have come from the Charles River Laboratory, a US multinational with a plant in Glenamoy, although the ISPCA has declined to identify the facility.

Dogs and cats were bred on site primarily for testing veterinary products, but in recent years animal campaigners have staged protests there.

Earlier this year, Charles River announced that it was closing its Glenamoy facility and releasing the 350 dogs and almost 300 cats that remained onsite into the care of the ISPCA and Dogs Trust.

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