Camp Beagle started spontaneously after footage obtained by Free The MBR Beagles showing large crates full of puppies being wheeled across the site was released by the press. After a demo outside the gates, two protesters vowed to never leave the puppies, and Camp Beagle was born.
Camp Beagle is the longest running animal rights protest camp in history. It has been dug into the grass verge of a remote B-road for 20 months, outside the gates of Britain’s biggest puppy factory. The industrial breeder supplies beagle dogs to toxicology testing laboratories, literally by the van load.
Some Camp Beagle Achievements
- 20 months of 24/7 protest and observation
- First ever covert footage exposing desolate conditions
- Two successful petitions leading to recorded parliamentary debates
- 35k online followers and coordinated national outreach
- Approaching £2m of legal costs for breeder Marshall Bioresources in one of the UK’s biggest high court injunction litigations
Additionally, the liberation of 23 beagles by direct actionists, and the exposure of the ‘hidden’ and unbranded puppy courier firm, Impex, by other campaign groups cannot go unmentioned.
Camp Beagle defines itself as a strictly lawful campaigning group. Our primary objectives are to shut down MBR Acres Ltd, free the beagles and to ban animal testing in the UK.
Our work is focussed on industry exposure, promoting non animal methods and political pressure.
On daily basis, we protest, observe, record, research, share, publicise and question.
Please join our fight to abolish animal experimentation into the history books and move the world forward with the real science of non-animal methods. Camp Beagle is emerging from the second harsh winter on the roadside yet still embarking on our 3rd government petition and parliamentary debate and also consolidating international collaboration with other long standing campaign groups targeting Marshal Bioresources’ breeding operations in France and the US.
Please sign and share our current petition to end the use of animals in toxicity testing:
Previously debated petitions, including video and transcripts
Ban commercial breeding for laboratories
Include lab animals in the Animal Welfare Act