For immediate release:
May 12, 2022
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
College Station, Texas — As attendees arrive at Reed Arena for Texas A&M University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, PETA supporters posing as pallbearers will carry a “coffin” overflowing with “dead dogs” — a somber scene making Shame on the school for not honoring its promise to put healthy dogs used in its famed Canine Muscular Dystrophy (MD) lab for adoption. The lab’s lead experimenter, Peter Nghiem, backtracked and sent nine healthy dogs to the lab at Texas A&M Veterinary School.
When: Saturday May 14, 3 p.m.
Or: Reed Arena (north entrance) at Texas A&M University, 730 Olsen Blvd. (at the intersection with Corrington Drive), College Station
“Dogs have suffered and died for years in Texas A&M’s horrible canine muscular dystrophy lab, and the least the school can do is breathe new life into these nine healthy dogs,” said Kathy Guillermo, senior vice president of PETA. “PETA will take them all, no questions asked, and find them the loving homes they need and deserve.”
PETA released video footage from inside the MD lab revealing grim conditions for the dogs, which were locked in sterile metal cells. In 2019, under pressure from PETA supporters, doctors and people with muscular dystrophy, Texas A&M stopped breeding dogs to develop the disease. More than 50 have been released for adoption.
PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment with” — opposes speciesism, a human supremacist worldview.
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