Actor Trisha Krishnan on Friday appealed to M.F. Farooqui, Chair of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experimentation on Animals (CPCSEA) to investigate the import of 400 beagle puppies from China by a Bangalore-based private laboratory and wanted the puppies to be rescued. Activists fear they may be taken to laboratories and used in testing toxicity levels in chemicals.

She also said that People for Ethical Treatment of Animals can help find permanent loving homes for the beagles.