Dogs To Bark Against Cruel Canine Experiments At University Of Missouri

On World Day for Animals in Laboratories, PETA Will Call On Mizzou to End Shameful, Wasteful Muscular Dystrophy Tests on Dogs

For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2018

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

St. LouisWhat:    On World Day for Animals in Laboratories, this Tuesday, PETA supporters—both human and canine—will descend on the University of Missouri’s central Francis Quadrangle to protest the school’s cruel and wasteful muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs.

When:    Tuesday, April 24, 12 noon

Where:    Francis Quadrangle, University of Missouri, Columbia

“Dogs aren’t test tubes, and canine muscular dystrophy experiments don’t help humans,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on the University of Missouri to end these useless experiments and release all surviving dogs for adoption into loving homes.”

PETA has released video footage from a similar laboratory at Texas A&M University showing that dogs struggle to walk, eat, and even breathe. Those who don’t exhibit symptoms but carry the gene for the disease are used for breeding. Dogs frantically pace on the hard slatted floors and bite the bars of the small cages to which they’re confined.

During World Week for Animals in Laboratories, PETA supporters, with their dogs, will also protest universities in Seattle; Gainesville, Florida; Reno, Nevada; and Philadelphia, which support TAMU’s dog lab, as well as demonstrating against TAMU on its College Station, Texas, campus.

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