Texas A&M Graduation to Face Protest Over Dog Experiments

PETA Will Call for End to School's Cruel Muscular Dystrophy Tests

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2019

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Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

College Station, Texas – As veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences students graduate and their families arrive for Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) commencement on Friday, PETA supporters will be on the scene with signs proclaiming, “TAMU Lied: Dogs Were Bred to Die.” The protesters will call on TAMU to stop cruel muscular dystrophy (MD) experiments, for which dogs were deliberately bred to develop a crippling and painful form of canine MD that leaves them struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe.

When:    Friday, December 13, 6 p.m.

Where:    North entrance of Reed Arena, 730 Olsen Blvd. (at the intersection with Recreation Center Drive), College Station

“As Texas A&M students head out into the world, sick, suffering dogs are still locked up in the school’s barren laboratory,” says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Dr. Alka Chandna, Ph.D. “PETA is calling for these experiments to end and for all surviving dogs to be released for adoption into loving homes.”

PETA has released eyewitness video footage showing dogs inside TAMU’s laboratory struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe. The school has recently come under fire for claiming that it didn’t breed dogs for experimentation—despite records showing that since PETA launched its campaign in December 2016, as many as 100 puppies had been born in the laboratory. Many of these puppies died shortly after birth, others were left to endure a lifetime with painful, debilitating symptoms, and other puppies—who carried the MD gene but did not exhibit symptoms—were condemned to life in a barren cage devoid of the companionship and love that dogs desire.

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