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Research beagles get new life

August 24, 2016

ALBANY - State government gets many things wrong. We all know that.

But like the monkey at a typewriter who eventually pecks out a line of Shakespeare, the state Legislature is occasionally capable of passing legislation that’s not only just and right, but a sign of moral progress.

And so it is with the Beagle Freedom Bill, which mandates that healthy dogs and cats used in state-funded research labs get a chance at a happy life.

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