Singer with SWFL ties creates benefit song for Beagle Freedom Project

Author: Alec Schreck

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A California nonprofit claims beagles are being treated terribly and they are looking for ways to stop the cruelty. The Beagle Freedom Project claims lab research traumatizes the animals.

Now a rock singer with ties to Southwest Florida is stepping in to help.

Brian Howe says his first two loves in life are music and animals. He spent 10 years as the lead singer for the band Bad Company.

After Bad Company and 20 years as a solo artist, he’s still at it but now he’s combined his love of animals and song into one.

A new Christmas song intended to raise money for the Beagle Freedom Project had its music video shot right here in Southwest Florida.
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“When I learned of the beagle rescue project, it’s an animal organization that rescues animals from laboratories, I was determined to become part of the project-sings-it’s christmas….

Howe’s Fort Myers Beach home is filled with animals– birds, an 18-year-old cat, and eight rescue dogs.

Howe hopes the magic of song can help liberate animals he says are tortured.

“They have soap detergents pored in their eyes, or in their mouth. They check for poisonous substances by giving it to the dogs.”

A Beatle Freedom Project spokesperson said tests run on beagles, for things such as household products and cosmetics, leaves the animals traumatized.  many–their vocal chords surgically cut.

“They torture these dogs from the time they are put in the pen as puppies. They never know what it is to run out and see sunshine.”

If you’d like to help, you can buy Howe’s Christmas song on iTunes. He says none of the money will go to him, it’s all channeled towards helping the beagles.

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