‘Dogs’ to Gather Outside Canine Muscular Dystrophy Experimenter’s Condo

PETA Protest Will Hit Close to Home for TAMU's Lead Dog Tormenter, Joe Kornegay

For Immediate Release:
October 26, 2018

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

AtlantaWhat:    PETA’s campaign to stop Texas A&M University’s horrendously cruel muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs is about to get personal. On Saturday, a group of “dogs” will gather outside the home of Joe Kornegay—the notorious mastermind behind the experiments, which have continued for 37 years despite leading to a grand total of zero treatments that reverse symptoms of the disease—with signs proclaiming, “Dog Torturer Kornegay Lives Here” and “The Dogs in Kornegay’s Lab Never Get to Go Home.”

When:    Saturday, October 27, 12 noon

Where:    Outside Joe Kornegay’s condominium building, 201 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (at the intersection with Commerce Drive), Decatur

“Joe Kornegay can relax in the comfort of his own home, but the scared and suffering dogs he experiments on stay locked in Texas A&M’s barren laboratory until they die,” says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Alka Chandna, Ph.D. “PETA is calling for these experiments to end and for all the surviving dogs to be released for adoption into loving homes.”

PETA has released eyewitness video footage showing dogs—who were deliberately bred by Kornegay to suffer from canine muscular dystrophy—struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe.

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