Texas A&M University (TAMU) won’t shut down its abusive muscular dystrophy (MD) dog laboratory—even though the lead experimenter has 37 years of tormenting and killing dogs under his belt and the tests still haven’t led to a cure or even a treatment to reverse the symptoms of the disease in humans. Eyewitness video footage obtained by PETA shows that the dogs bred to develop canine MD by experimenter Joe Kornegay were appallingly thin, struggled to swallow and walk, could barely open their mouths, and were tormented by being stretched on a motorized lever in order to cause their muscles to tear. So as classes are starting, PETA is initiating a week of action against the school.
Here are actions that you can take this week to help us get these dogs out and prevent more from suffering:
- Post a photo of your dog on social media and send it to TAMU on Twitter (or tag the school on Instagram) with the caption “Would you experiment on me?” and the hashtag #StopTAMUDogTests.
I never want to imagine how many dogs have died in those labs… #StopTAMUDogTests #WouldYouExperimentOnMe
Texas A&M please stop… @TAMU pic.twitter.com/K9PZRbX4xZ
— Ana Mayes ✩ (@AnaMayes17) August 27, 2018
@TAMU My name is Ela. Would you experiment on me? #StopTamuDogTests pic.twitter.com/xq8l0gmwfa
— Lupe Juliá (@AnamKra) August 27, 2018
Wait what? @TAMU testing on dogs? Will they take me too? #StopTAMUDogTests pic.twitter.com/gD3B0QRVXi
— Leon Quinn Trujillo (@oneluckypuppy) August 27, 2018
- E-mail the school and urge TAMU to stop breeding dogs with MD, close its canine laboratory, release all dogs for adoption into good homes, and redirect its resources into humane research methods.
- Call TAMU’s dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Eleanor Green, at 979-845-5051 and demand that the school immediately stop breeding dogs to have MD, which ravages their bodies.
- Sign PETA’s petition asking TAMU’s top donors to pull their contributions until the school no longer funds egregious dog abuse.
PETA is doing demonstrations all week:
These PETA supporters near @TAMU let freshman students know exactly what's happening behind the university's closed doors. #StopTAMUDogTests #TAMU22 pic.twitter.com/3EIOZrGo2n
— PETA (@peta) August 29, 2018
…and we joined forces with brave MD patient Miller and his compassionate mom Michelle who asked that TAMU stop tormenting dogs in these pointless experiments.
"I have muscular dystrophy. … I want these experiments to end now."
Listen to one mother's heartfelt plea for Texas A&M University to #StopTAMUDogTests.
Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Dogs continue to suffer in TAMU’s experiments. Let’s make this the week that they end.