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Feds sue operator of Virginia dog breeding facility, seize beagles

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed legislation providing protections for animals bred and...
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed legislation providing protections for animals bred and sold for experiments.(wdbj)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 2:43 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in acute distress.

That’s according to a lawsuit the government filed Thursday against Envigo RMS. The facility in Cumberland County has been under increasing scrutiny for months, drawing concerns from animal rights groups, members of Congress and Virginia lawmakers.

Repeated federal inspections since Envigo acquired the facility in 2019 have found dozens of violations.

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