This ‘Isle of Dogs’–Style Video Exposes Texas A&M’s Own Cruelty to Dogs

Published by PETA.

Since Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated new film Isle of Dogs hit theaters nationwide, PETA has released its own video using stop-motion animation to tell the story of a dog in desperate need of rescue. The new video short depicts a canine in Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) laboratory, where dogs are purposely bred to develop crippling muscular dystrophy (MD) and then experimented on.

Dogs at TAMU are caged inside a barren laboratory. Their swollen tongues and weakened jaw muscles make it difficult for them to swallow and breathe, and ropes of saliva hang from their mouths.

Nearly four decades of experiments that cause dogs to suffer have failed to produce a cure or even a treatment to reverse symptoms of MD in humans. PETA is calling for these cruel experiments to end and all surviving dogs to be released from this “trash island” of a laboratory.

PETA’s efforts to end these tests have received support from patients afflicted with MD, scientists—who have criticized the experiments’ inapplicability to human patients—and public figures, including Lily Tomlin, Miami Dolphins quarterback and TAMU alumnus Ryan Tannehill, and commentator Bill Maher, who called the university “dogs’ worst enemy.”

You Can Speak Out Against This Cruelty

Please, join PETA in urging the university to close this dog laboratory, stop breeding MD-afflicted dogs, and release all dogs for adoption into good homes.

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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