Dogs used in experiments need your help! Yes, DOGS.

Written by Tiffany Rose

My dog is my best friend, not a thing to make sick, perform painful tests on, and watch as his body wastes away for some shoddy, useless experiment. But that’s just what experimenters at Texas A&M University (TAMU) are doing to dogs like mine and yours. They deliberately breed golden retrievers and other dogs to develop severe forms of canine muscular dystrophy (MD). This painful disease ravages their bodies, causing progressive muscle wasting and weakness.

Dogs being abused in experiments at TAMU need you to tell the university that they aren’t test tubes.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Take a photo of your dog or dogs with a sign that reads, “We Are Not Experiments” or “We Are Not Test Tubes,” like in the pics below.
  2. Include the hashtag #StopTAMUDogTests.
  3. Post the pic on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
  4. Definitely tag @TAMU!

Ella has been just a bit under the weather the last few days (minor upper respiratory infection) and all I can think is how glad I am that she is here with me and not sick in a laboratory like so many poor pups @TAMU. You may know that @TAMU breeds dogs to have crippling #musculardystrophy and keeps these dogs, mostly #GoldenRetrievers, in barren metal kennels as their bodies deteriorate. Experimenters have been breeding this misery and killing these dogs for 35 years but none of this ‘research’ has provided meaningful results for human children suffering from the disease. Join in telling @TAMU to shut down their dog lab and focus on cruelty-free methods. Please help us #stopTAMUdogtests! Check out @PETA’s page for Jelly’s story, as well their website for eyewitness videos to see for yourself how these dogs are used and abused and for ways you can speak out. . . . #neverbesilent #texasam #texasamuniversity #texasamaggies #gigem #aggies #tamu #animalexperimentation #vivisection #vegan #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #adoptdontshop #animalliberation #puppies #puppy #puppiesofinstagram #goldensofinstagram #kingcavalier #germanshorthairedpointer #petalife

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💖💔💖for all the poor puppers in labs #StopTAMUDogTests

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And if you haven’t already, please add your name to the list of those asking TAMU to end its MD dog experiments.

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