AceShowbiz - Paul McCartney has urged Texas A&M University president Michael K. Young to end the college's muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs.
After watching a PETA video that features golden retrievers, bred with crippling muscular dystrophy, struggling to "walk, swallow, and even breathe", the animal-loving rocker fired off a letter to Young following his recent gig in the state.
The famous vegetarian writes: "When I was on tour in Texas this month, I was shocked to learn about muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs at TAMU's campus. I appeal to you to stop allowing this cruelty and to release the animals for adoption into loving homes. My friends at PETA are standing by to help."
"The video footage of golden retrievers in your university's dog laboratory is heartbreaking. I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha, who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song 'Martha My Dear'."
"Please do the right thing by ending the suffering of dogs in TAMU's muscular dystrophy laboratory and switching to modern research methods instead."