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Company that bred beagles for research pleads guilty to neglect, ordered to pay record $35M fine

AP News

BY MATTHEW BARAKAT
Updated 6:05 PM EDT, June 3, 2024

A company that bred beagles for medical research agreed Monday to pay a record $35 million as part of a criminal plea admitting it neglected thousands of dogs at its breeding facility in rural Virginia.

Prosecutors said the penalties amount to the largest ever levied in an animal-welfare case.

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