(CELEBRITIES/DOGS) Actress and animal activist Kim Basinger is fighting to stop deadly dental implant experiments being conducted on dogs. No stranger to controversy, Alec Baldwin’s ex-wife narrates a short film, produced by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), exposing the horrific treatment dogs are enduring at a Georgia Regents University lab.
The shocking new footage from a three-month-long undercover investigation reveals dogs undergoing cruel and painful experiments that are unnecessary and not required by law. To make matters worse, the HSUS documented proof that these dogs are being obtained from Class B dealers, who unscrupulously round-up dogs from “random sources” like auction houses and flea markets despite knowing they frequently traffic stolen family pets.
The L.A. Confidential star isn’t just the narrator of the film, but she’s also experienced this kind of trauma first-hand. Read below for more on the Oscar-winning actress’ tragic story and the HSUS’s investigation. Take action by signing the petition to stop these shameless dealers. Help prevent defenseless dogs from dying in such frivolous experiments! — Global Animal
The L.A. Confidential star signed on to narrate the short film for the Humane Society of the United States, whose campaigners captured undercover footage at a facility run by Georgia Regents University over the course of three months. In the film, dogs allegedly purchased from dealers are used for exploratory operations, after which they are often killed.
In the harrowing video, which has been posted on YouTube.com (Warning: Contains Graphic Content), the actress says,
“I’m Kim Basinger and I’m here to ask for your help on behalf of animals at Georgia Regents University…
“Their teeth were pulled out and replaced. It’s very painful, just look into their eyes. This is a glimpse of what happens behind closed doors at GRU. These dogs were killed for this little sample of their jaw bone.
“Dogs like Shy Guy, along with others, who may have been family pets, were all used for unnecessary dental experiments.
“Each year in the United States, 65,000 dogs are used in labs. Let’s start by protecting dogs like Shy Guy from the hands of unscrupulous dealers and unnecessary suffering.”
Animal rights campaigners are hoping the expose will put pressure on GRU officials to stop buying innocent dogs from unlicensed dealers, known for animal welfare violations, and urge them to halt the painful pet experiments once and for all.