KSU Speaker to Draw Protesters Over Golden Retriever Experiments

PETA Will Demand End to Texas A&M's Peter Nghiem's Cruel, Failed Muscular Dystrophy Experiments on Dogs

For Immediate Release:
February 19, 2020

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Manhattan, Kan. – As Kansas State University (KSU) welcomes Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) Peter Nghiem for a seminar on Thursday, PETA supporters will descend on KSU’s campus to demand an end to his muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs. Nghiem’s talk is part of KSU’s spring 2020 Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology seminar series.

When:    Thursday, February 20, 3:30 p.m.

Where:    Trotter Hall, 1710 Denison Ave. (between Kerr Drive and Jardine Drive), Manhattan (Protesters will be at the back of Trotter Hall, near the large parking lot.)

Video footage obtained by PETA shows golden retrievers and other dogs at TAMU who were deliberately bred to develop a crippling and painful form of canine muscular dystrophy struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe. Under pressure from 500 physicians, people with muscular dystrophy, and PETA supporters, TAMU recently stopped breeding the dogs, but the experiments continue—even though over the last 38 years, they’ve failed to produce a cure or treatment that reverses muscular dystrophy symptoms in humans.

“Using dogs to study human muscular dystrophy is like using a map of Wichita to find your way around Topeka,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is calling on Peter Nghiem to end these despicable experiments and allow the surviving dogs to be adopted into loving homes.”

Earlier this month, PETA’s lawsuit against TAMU for violations of free speech on the university’s Facebook page was settled in PETA’s favor.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, which is a supremacist view of the world. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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