Texas A&M Dean’s VetSummit Talk Prompts Dog Test Protest

PETA Supporters Will Call On Dean Eleanor Green to End TAMU's Cruel Canine Muscular Dystrophy Experiments

For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2019

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Indianapolis – Armed with signs proclaiming, “Eleanor Green: Shut Down the Dog Lab!” a pack of PETA supporters will protest outside the 2019 Covetrus VetSummit tomorrow during Texas A&M University (TAMU) College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Dean Eleanor Green’s lecture to demand an end to the school’s muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs.

When:    Wednesday, October 9, 8 a.m.

Where:    10 S. West St., Indianapolis

PETA has released eyewitness video footage of dogs inside the TAMU veterinary school laboratory who struggle to walk, swallow, and even breathe. The school recently stopped breeding the dogs, but the experiments continue—even though they have failed to produce a single cure or treatment that reverses muscular dystrophy symptoms in humans in the last 38 years.

“Dogs are suffering every single day out of the public eye at TAMU,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA will be on the scene to remind attendees of Dean Green’s talk that these horrific, scientifically flawed experiments are happening on her watch—and to urge her to take action to end them.”

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

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind