Forty Beagles that had been raised in a testing lab facility in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week and will be up for adoption soon. The Beagle Freedom Project help rescue the male Beagles ranging in age from about 4 to 7-years-old. The only life they ever knew was inside a small cage, never seeing the light of day. One thing I am thankful for everyday, those that help by making animals lives better, especially those in great need.

ARME's Beagle Freedom Project spokesman Gary Smith said the beagles, all between ages 4 and 7, had lived in cages their entire lives.

"We've been told they lived one per cage in rooms of 10 beagles, but they never had any physical interaction with one another," Smith told the station. "They've been in kennels since they were rescued about a week ago, but aside from that, they've spent most of their lives locked up."

Hug your dogs a little tighter tonight.  I know I'll be hugging my little Jasmine (a Beagle) a little extra this evening.

To find companies that do not conduct testing on animals, PETA has a list.