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Lab ends study that force-fed beagles fungicide

Humane Society

Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDupont, says it's ended its controversial testing program that was exposed last week by animal welfare advocates.

"We have immediately ended the study that was the subject of attention last week and will make every effort to rehome the animals that were part of the study," the company wrote in a tweet:

"We had a great outcome, and we're focused now on getting the dogs out," Katie Conlee told Stateside. Conlee is the VP of Animal Research Issues for the Humane Society of the United States.

She says now the focus shifts to getting the dogs released and re-homed. Corteva says it will "make every effort" to make that happen.

*CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed Katie Conlee's quote to Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. The story above has been corrected.  

Sarah Hulett is Michigan Public's Director of Amplify & Longform, helping reporters to do their best work.
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