3 Ways to Help the Dogs at Texas A&M University

Written by Tiffany Rose

Once in a while, the image of my dog shivering in his cage at the shelter where I adopted him pops into my head. Luckily for him, my 10-pound boy—with his eyes like a seal pup’s and his longing to snuggle no matter how warm it is—spent just a week waiting for a permanent home before I rescued him.

The dogs at Texas A&M University aren’t as lucky. They have nothing but horror waiting for them. Experimenters at the school deliberately breed golden retrievers and other dogs to develop a severe canine form of muscular dystrophy.

These dogs are like my dog. They have warm eyes and want to cuddle. They’re terrified. They need rescuing.

Here are three things that you can do to help the colony of dogs at Texas A&M University (TAMU) who are bred to suffer from debilitating canine muscular dystrophy (MD):

  • Contact TAMU’s top donors. Two of the university’s top contributors have each given millions of dollars to their alma mater. Given that the school consistently lies about the breeding of these dogs, it’s likely that the donors aren’t aware of what they’re indirectly supporting. Tell them!



  • Contact TAMU on Twitter. We’ve already written the tweet for you, so just hit the button, and the university and all your Twitter friends will see it:


  • Text PUPPY to 73822*. By doing this, you’ll be able to write a personal e-mail to the university asking it to end the cruel, painful, and wasteful experiments on dogs.

*Terms for automated texts/calls from PETA: http://peta.vg/txt. Text STOP to end, HELP for more info. Msg/data rates may apply. U.S. only.

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