PETA Will Call for End to School's Cruel Muscular Dystrophy Tests
For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2018
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
College Station, Texas – What: As veterinary medicine graduates and their families arrive for Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) commencement on Thursday, PETA supporters will gather near the campus with signs proclaiming, “Dogs Are Suffering at TAMU.” The protesters will call on TAMU to stop cruel muscular dystrophy (MD) experiments, for which dogs are deliberately bred to develop a crippling and painful form of canine MD that leaves them struggling to walk, swallow, and even breathe.
When: Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m.
Where: On the northwest corner of George Bush Drive and Olsen Boulevard, College Station
“As Texas A&M students head out into the world, terrified dogs are still locked up in the school’s barren laboratories,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “These indefensible tests have continued for 37 years with no cure in sight, and PETA is calling for these experiments to end and all surviving dogs to be released for adoption into loving homes.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—has released eyewitness video footage showing dogs suffering in the TAMU laboratory.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.