Former Veterans Affairs Committee Director: Stop VA Dog Experiments

Posted by Justin Goodman
11 May 2017 | Newsworthy

 

A former Department of Veterans Affairs attorney and Republican staff director of the House Veterans Affairs Committee isn’t pulling punches when it comes to the V.A.’s abuse of dogs in wasteful experiments.

In a new commentary published in the influential beltway outlet The Hill, Rory Riley-Topping–a veterans advocate and Doberman rescuer–takes the Greater Los Angeles V.A. and other V.A. facilities to task for their abuse of Dobermans and other dogs:

While VA’s actions over the last few years towards the veterans it was designed to serve has been disturbing to say the least, it’s actions towards defenseless animals are a new low, even for the agency that has been described as a “calcified and soulless bureaucracy.” 

VA would be wise to learn from dogs, and Dobermans in particular, rather than to continue to conduct unethical testing on them at taxpayer expense. Dobermans are consistently rated one of the most loyal dog breeds, and are known for their hard work and intelligence. Dogs are transparent, and they take accountability seriously. The agency created to serve our nation’s veterans should do the same.

You can read the full article here.

More than 300,000 people have written to Congress in support of WCW’s campaign to cut taxpayer funding for wasteful and deadly government dog experiments. If you haven’t yet, email your congress members now.

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