Dog Research Exposed

Over 55,000 dogs are used in biomedical and chemical experiments in the United States each year. Join host Ellie Hansen, author of Laboratory Dogs Rescued, as she continues her eye-opening interviews about how we can work together to end the cruel and unnecessary use of dogs in research. Dogs–sentient beings like you and I–suffer greatly in research laboratories, and few (if any) of the experiments they are used for actually benefit human health. Truthful, inspiring, and educational…real dialogue with the people who are on the forefront of changing the animal testing paradigm.

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Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

John Curtin is a veteran animal rights activist in the United Kingdom who now heads up Camp Beagle—a protest that sits right outside the gates of Marshall BioResources, or MBR. An American company, MBR breeds beagles and other animals for biomedical research. For over 18 months people from all over the world have come to Camp Beagle in the U.K. to protest against MBR. Camp Beagle is an actual 'camp'--complete with tents and food, and anyone is welcome to stay and engage in protesting to help save the MBR beagles. Get more information at:

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Considering adopting a former laboratory dog but not sure what to expect? Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman joins us to discuss the negative impact that confinement, social isolation, and physical abuse have on the psychological well-being of animals rescued from laboratories. Her latest published research paper is on the adoptability of former research beagles and their ability to overcome the trauma of life in a lab. This groundbreaking work shows that former laboratory dogs make good companions and should be given that chance.

Monday Nov 28, 2022

What was it like to be part of the largest dog rescue in U.S. history—the 4,000 beagles of Envigo? These beagles were destined for a life of cruel and painful experimentation and certain death in research laboratories around the world until Envigo—a massive research dog breeding facility in Virginia—was shut down.  John Ramer, Director of Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary, was one of the few people who were allowed onto Envigo’s property, and he takes us step by step through his personal journey to help rescue the 4,000 beagles of Envigo. *Also featuring an audio debut by Uno…the very first beagle released from Envigo.

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

The U.S. government is the driving force behind most of the dog testing taking place in America today. It is a little-known fact that the taxes we pay as citizens every year are actually funding the largest animal testing organization in the world: the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Justin Goodman, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy at White Coat Waste Project, rocks this episode and sheds light on what’s happening in Congress right now to stop taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs.

Save the Beagles at Inotiv

Monday Oct 03, 2022

Monday Oct 03, 2022

In 2021-2022, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) conducted a seven-month-long undercover investigation at Inotiv—an animal research laboratory in Indiana—and what they found inside was horrific animal suffering. While most of the animals in these experiments at Inotiv have already been killed, there remain 48 beagles who are being used to test a new drug for Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, and their experiment is about to end…along with these beagles’ lives. Katie Conlee, Vice President for Animal Research Issues with HSUS, joins us in this episode to give us the latest news on these beagles and what we can do to help save them. 

Monday Sep 12, 2022

How can we help former research dogs leave the past behind and find happiness…perhaps for the first time in their lives? Dog trainer and nutritionist Tamara Tokash shares decades of wisdom and cool tips to help dogs who’ve left the confinement of a research laboratory by promoting their healing from the inside out. 

Friday Aug 12, 2022

Ever wondered how anyone could work in a research laboratory where animals are hurt and killed in the name of science? In this exclusive interview, Dr. Emily Trunnell, Senior Scientist at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), reveals her own struggles with her past of experimenting on animals and how she became such an ardent animal rights advocate as a result. Dr. Trunnell now works to modernize research, end outdated animal experiments, and encourages other scientists to do the same. 

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

How far would you go to save dogs in research laboratories?  In this exclusive interview with Ingrid Newkirk, founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), she shares incredible true rescue stories from her book Free the Animals which shines a light on the Animal Liberation Front, an animal rights organization that took extraordinary steps to save animals from research laboratories.  An inside look at how PETA is leading the way to end cruel experiments on animals once and for all.

Open Cages, Naming Names

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Shannon Keith, Founder and President of Beagle Freedom Project (BFP), inspires listeners with personal stories of why scientific experimentation on dogs in research laboratories needs to end.  This exclusive, one-on-one interview gets deep into the issues surrounding using dogs for research and introduces the BFP’s Open Cages, Naming Names campaign aimed at vigorously exposing the animal testing industry. 

Monday Jun 06, 2022

Dr. Allen Schoen, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.(hon.) enlightens listeners with his words of wisdom on how we can all use our love of animals to broaden human consciousness and help change the reality for dogs used in research through the Conscious Animal Lovers Movement. 


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