PETA’s Free-Speech Lawsuit Against Texas A&M Upheld by U.S. District Court

In a first-of-its kind ruling within the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied Texas A&M University’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit that PETA had filed against it. The lawsuit challenges the university’s refusal to allow us to place an ad on the school’s buses showing a dog used in canine muscular dystrophy experiments, claiming that the ad violated advertising standards prohibiting ads that contain “political campaigns and viewpoints or endorsements.”


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind