Texas A&M to Stop Violating Our First Amendment Rights

In a win for free speech, Texas A&M University has agreed to remove all settings blocking or filtering comments critical of its canine muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs as part of a settlement of PETA’s First Amendment lawsuit. Our federal lawsuit challenged the university’s use of a filter on its Facebook page that automatically deleted visitor posts and comments if they contained words such as “PETA,” “cruelty,” “lab,” and other terms associated with our high-profile campaign against the school’s muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs. Texas A&M also agreed to pay us $75,000 in legal fees.

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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