Stop Tax Payer Funding of Dog Torture in Texas A&M Labratories
Animals do not have a voice and as a result are often subjected to horrific acts of abuse, neglect and cruelty. This is especially true in the field of scientific research where innocent sentient beings are bred in captivity, experimented and operated on, and then left to anguish and suffer alone in silence. Texas A&M University is violating the AWA and is using tax payer funding to breed dogs born with debilitating muscular dystrophy where they are tortured and eventually killed. These sweet natured dogs are intentionally bred to have a genetic defect of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and have a short life of pain and suffering at the hands of lead researcher Joe Kornegay. Many of these dogs are unable to walk properly, and some dogs cannot even eat or drink on their own due to deformed muscles in their neck and jaw. As a result they are slowly dying of starvation and are in constant pain where they are locked away in barren cages. This is junk science as no treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy has been advanced by employing this cruel research method. There is never any relief or reprieve for these dogs, as the ones who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy have their fate sealed to be test subjects where they have their muscles torn by a motorized lever, painful surgeries, and other unnecessary procedures. While others who don't have this condition are used for breeding purposes instead of being adopted out to good homes. This is heinous waste of tax payer funding that could otherwise go towards worthwhile medical causes that have been proven successful, without the expense of animal research. Please sign the petition to urge the NIH, Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, and Researcher Joe Kornegay to discontinue this barbaric cruelty in the guise of "scientific" research and instead opt for more modern and humane models. Thank You.