‘Golden Retriever’ to Demand End to Texas A&M Dog Experiments

PETA Members Will Turn Up the Pressure on Chancellor's Century Council

For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2019

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

College Station, Texas – Led by a giant costumed “dog” and armed with audio recordings of dogs whimpering in Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) laboratory, a group of PETA supporters will descend on a meeting of the TAMU Chancellor’s Century Council on Thursday and call on the school to end its muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs.

When:    Thursday, February 28, 12 noon

Where:    Outside the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station

“The mission of the Chancellor’s Century Council is to strengthen the ties between Texas A&M University and the business community—but no business should want to be tied to a school that sentences dogs to short, miserable lives and early deaths,” says PETA Vice President Alka Chandna, Ph.D. “In this era of corporate social responsibility and as a majority of Americans oppose the use of animals in experiments—according to a recent Pew Research Center survey—PETA is calling on council members to demand an end to cruel, wasteful experiments that have failed to find a single cure or treatment that reverses muscular dystrophy symptoms in humans.”

PETA has released eyewitness video footage of dogs inside TAMU’s lab who were deliberately bred to develop a crippling and painful form of canine muscular dystrophy that left them struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe.

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