‘Dogs’ to Protest Texas A&M’s Cruel Experiments at Board Meeting

PETA Will Call On University of Texas Board of Regents to Cut Funding for the School While Dogs Suffer in Muscular Dystrophy Experiments

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2017

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Austin, TexasWhat:    Wearing dog masks, PETA supporters will gather outside Wednesday’s meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents—some of whose members oversee certain funds for Texas A&M University (TAMU)—and call on the board to cut funding for the school until TAMU ends its cruel muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs.

When:    Wednesday, July 12, 12 noon

Where:    320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. (near Wild Basin Road S.), Austin

Eyewitness video footage obtained by PETA shows dogs who were deliberately bred to develop a crippling and painful form of muscular dystrophy. As the disease ravaged their bodies, they struggled to walk, swallow, and even breathe. Those without symptoms but who carried the gene for the disease were used for breeding. The video shows dogs frantically pacing on the hard slatted floors and biting at the bars of their small cages.

“For decades, money has been funneled into indefensibly cruel experiments that haven’t resulted in an effective treatment or cure for muscular dystrophy in humans,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is calling on the board of regents to cut the funds to Texas A&M until the suffering of these dogs ends.”


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