Ban Muscular Dystrophy Dog Labs at Texas A&M

PETITION: Ban Muscular Dystrophy Dog Labs at Texas A&M

TARGET: Michael K. Young, Dr. Joe Kornegay, Texas A&M University, Dean Eleanor M. Green

Going in conjunction with - experimenters and experimental breeders at Texas A&M intentionally breed golden retrievers to develop different types of muscular dystrophy. These are particularly painful and severe illnesses. These are designed to produce dogs that have progressive muscle wasting and weakness. They have been doing this for about 30 years and have yet to find a cure. This breeding is done intentionally to create as sick a dog as possible.

They intentionally stretch the dogs muscles to create tears in order to help the researchers "solve" the problem. By signing this petition you are asking the researchers to shut down the facility, place the dogs in loving homes, and find new and more humane ways to go about solving the research problem.

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Recent Supporters

Carol Kavanaugh
  • 5 days ago
Breeding dogs to have painful illnesses is cruel! There has obviously got to be a better way. One would think that thirty years of this failing would be overboard and ENOUGH!
Alina Udaeva
  • 3 weeks ago
I want to make the world a better place and help the animals in need.
  • 4 weeks ago
June Katzmarek
  • 1 month ago
Animals should not be used for animal testing in any way shape or form! Our science has come far enough that we can run these tests on computer systems without using live animals. Why should these animals suffer unnecessarily when they don't and shouldn't have to suffer?
Cynthia Narkoff
  • 1 month ago
kim edwards
  • 1 month ago
i hate animal testing and all animal testers
Isabela Calin
  • 2 months ago
diane greer
  • 2 months ago
.this is beyond cruel.there are other ways of modern technology to do these kind of studies. Stop the grants to such universities and other places who commit these outdated practices and shut them down.
Jeffrey Thomas
  • 2 months ago
What a horrible life these poor animals have even if the intention of the researchers is positive. No living animal should be put through that torture.
Mickey Finn
  • 2 months ago