At least 30 beagle puppies were rescued this weekend by animal rights activists from a notoriously inhumane breeding facility in Italy. Green Hill 2001 farms the animals out to vivisection labs, where the dogs are subjected to live experimental research and then death. Members of the Animal Liberation Front of Italy climbed over barbed wire fences on the grounds of Green Hill, then managed to squirrel the animals out through a breach in the fencing.
According to one ALF protester, "all the animals had a strong smell of urine, and one puppy about 8 months old, has an incision that runs the full length of his abdomen." (See more photos here; heads up -- some are graphic.)
Twelve activists were arrested in the liberation.