Chinthana Gopinath is the Founder Trustee of Freagles of India. In 2016, Bengaluru witnessed the largest lab release of beagles in the world when 156 ‘freagles’ (free beagles) were rehabilitated by CUPA. Since then, Freagles of India, a non-profit formed by Cupa volunteers, has re-homed over 125 beagles across India. They have recently rescued a batch of 13 beagles from a Hyderabad lab, which will be up for adoption soon.
A former volunteer of CUPA, Gopinathhad earlier started a project called Speak For Sasha that campaigned against animal testing.