The dogs struggle to walk, swallow, and sometimes even breathe as their bodies are ravaged by a canine form of muscular dystrophy (MD). Some will be completely crippled before they even reach the age of 6 months, and half will endure an agonising death before they are 10 months old.
It's sickening to think of loyal and kind companions suffering in these cruel experiments. Please make a donation to PETA right now and give an immediate boost to our work to stop the horrors facing dogs and other animals.
MD is a terrible disease, but there are better ways to help those suffering from it. After more than three decades of painful experiments on dogs, there is no cure. And there are still no treatments to reverse the devastating course of MD in humans – yet dogs continue to be killed, even though some treatments deemed effective for them have proved to worsen the condition for humans in clinical trials.
In heartbreaking footage captured inside an Alfort laboratory, a dog is seen drooling incessantly in a corner as his cagemate stumbles towards the eyewitness for affection. Some of the animals are unable to keep food down and must be fed through a stomach tube. Those who survive will eventually develop heart problems as the disease attacks and weakens the cardiac muscle.
The cruelty isn't limited to France. We must also increase our work to stop the horrific suffering of animals in experiments here in the UK. Can we count on you to help?
Your generous gift will strengthen PETA's vital work to stop the misery of these and other animals.
Through your support, we'll do even more to inform and mobilise the public against cruel experiments and to promote the development and validation of cutting-edge technology – such as growing healthy human muscle cells that can be transplanted into patients – that can lead to promising therapies for MD and other conditions without hurting animals.
The greatest challenge that PETA faces today is a lack of funds to follow up on every opportunity to help animals. That's why I hope you'll take a moment to give online right now and help us carry out our plans to advocate for dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, monkeys, and other animals who are suffering in laboratories.
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