CARE AND CONCERN—Above, members of Students for the Protection of Animals and the Environment at Oak Park High School walk their dogs through the community on Oct. 19 to raise money for the Beagle Freedom Project. The club members attend OPHS. A $10 donation was requested of the participants. The Beagle Freedom Project is an L.A.-based charity founded in 2010 that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animals that have been used in laboratory testing and research. The organization says the lab animals, which include domestic pets and livestock, are often subjected to cruel research methods and neglect. At left, 4-yearold pooch Maggie, owned by schools superintendent Tony Knight, comes from the Beagle Freedom Project.
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