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Cat rescued from animal testing lab is given first taste of freedom

Published September 17, 2014 by delia1979

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Held in captivity his entire life, this is the moment Xander the cat is rescued from an animal testing laboratory

Imagine spending your life in the same windowless room?

That was the life of Xander the animal testing cat before he was rescued from a scientific research lab in New York six months ago.

The tear jerking video shows Xander (previously known as Jax) and a fellow former animal testing cat on the day they were first released from the windowless lab where they had been living in tiny cages.

The kitties were rescued by the Feline Freedom Project, part of charity called Beagle Freedom Project which is dedicated to legally rescuing dogs and cats from animal testing. The charity have previously posted adorable videos of rescued Beagles stepping onto grass for the first time.

According to the RSPCA, in 2010 152 cats were used in research…

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Adventures in Dog Exploitation- First World Edition

Published September 17, 2014 by delia1979

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Thanks to social media, we now can watch lots of videos of cute dogs and cats doing incredibly funny things.

But some of those videos make me cringe.

Spider dog, Warsaw (photo found everywhere on the internet) Spider dog, Warsaw (photo found everywhere on the internet)

Let’s review the latest craze- the videos of a dog in a spider costume scaring people. I am hoping those are staged, because I keep thinking it will only be a matter of time before somebody grabs a weapon (or pulls out a firearm) and causes irreparable harm to that dog.

I mean, really? Did NOBODY else think of that?

The guy that filmed this hails from Warsaw, and he told BBC News about, “his mission to change Polish culture, his obsession with taunting the Polish police and just how far he will go for an adrenaline rush.”

NOW do you see why I might be worried?

This phenomenon of cute animal social media videos has helped…

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