7/15/2016 2 Comments
Celebrity, Miley Cyrus, is a noted supporter of animals and animal causes. The singer and actress recently shared her latest animal family member addition, a Beagle, named Barbie. Cyrus, adopted Barbie from the Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit, organization that has used rescues as a way to educate the public about their use of animals in medical research and testing and why they are working to end it.
Since the organizations inception in 2010, Beagle Freedom Project has made a splash with their emotionally charged rescues and via support of those like Cyrus, but now the organization is hoping to diversify their efforts and further their effectiveness with plans that include a smartphone app to help people shop for cruelty- free products, supporting government legislature and awarding five grants of $50K each to scientist or research teams who share in their goal and passion of eradicating the use of animals in lab testing
Scientists are being called by the organization to submit their proposals for a chance to receive a $50,000.00 grant from the organization now through October 1, 2016. Those hoping to fund their animal free research can submit their proposals via the organizations website. A panel of qualified scientists will evaluate each submission and select five winning proposals to receive the grants. Winners will be announced in November 2016.
Last summer the organization took part in Comic Con, in support of the ‘Peanuts Movie’ and their long time ambassador, Snoopy, probably the most recognizable Beagle around. With high profile celebrities and now the $50K grants, Beagle Freedom continues to make an impact in reducing animal testing. If you would like to find out more about Beagle Freedom Project, their programs and rescues you can visit http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org.
To find out more about the grant program including criteria and how to apply check out this link. Beagle Freedom Prize
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