USAF Veteran Rep. Ted Lieu: ‘V.A. is abusing dogs’

Posted by Justin Goodman
11 May 2017 | Newsworthy

UPDATE (6/9/17): Following WCW’s campaign and pressure from Rep. Lieu, the Los Angeles V.A. has announced it has canceled plans for deadly experiments on Dobermans and will end it’s decades-old dog breeding program. 

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Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who represents the Congressional district where the Los Angeles V.A. is breeding narcoleptic Dobermans, injecting them with methamphetamines, and then killing and dissecting them. Now, he is on the offensive against these outlandish taxpayer-funded experiments he helped expose with White Coat Waste Project.

In an interview with the LA Times about the controversy, Rep. Lieu sounded off:

“We were not aware of it, and frankly no one was aware of it,” Lieu said. “No federal agency should be doing that. If this is true, these dogs are being abused.”

Lieu said he plans to push to stop it if the department confirms the experiment is in progress.

FOX LA interviewed WCW VP Justin Goodman and Rep. Ted Lieu, who criticized the V.A. for misleadingly claiming that its invasive and deadly experiments on Dobermans were merely “observational.” Watch the full clip below:

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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Stop the madness, stop the evil.

The abuse going on to these dogs tells me how far away we human beings are from understanding how wrong animal abuse is and still happening evetyday to these unfortunite many. Wake up people, would you like that happening to you???? I think not and neither do the animals.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR REASON FOR THESE LABS TO BE DOING THIS AGAINST THESE POOR DOGS! IT MAKES ME CRINGE EVERY TIME THAT I HEAR ABOUT THESE CRAZY EXPERIMENTS, WHETHER ON DOGS, CATS, MONKEYS, RATS…BASICALLY, ANY ANIMALS…IF YOU THESE SCIENTISTS WANT TO EXPERIMENT ON A LIVING SUBJECT, THEY SHOULD EXPERIMENT ON THEMSELVES..INSTEAD OF HOLDING ANIMALS PRISONERS, IN SECRET AND THEN KILLING THEM!!! SHAME ON YOU VA!!!

We hear about the Yulin and Soy dog meat trade in Asia and Malaysian countries and the senseless torcher of dog’s and not to mention cats and god knows what other animals but to hear the wasteful spending of tax payer dollars with animal testing in our own back yard here in America is mind boggling and very disturbing. To think in the 21st century with modern technology science can’t find a better way to explore medical, cosmetic, toxicity or whatever other kind of testing occurs inside these deadly Laboratories leaves an unsettling and disturbing feeling in me I can’t begin to explain. STOP the senseless spending of our tax dollars on experimenting and heinous torcher of animals in laboratories.

We deliberately raised dogs over thousands of years to help us though this life. Not to torture them in experiments that serve no one. What an abomination to treat these friends of ours like this.

Stop please the cruelty inflicted to the animals.

Please stop abusing dogs & making them suffer! This is unconscionable!

This is insane, maybe someone should do the same thing to u & see if u like it

Stop the abuse of these loving pets.

Stop this!!!

This isn’t just inhumane it is down right barbaric and needs to be stopped. These atrocities are being performed behind closed doors by a bunch of psychopaths while being funded by the taxpayers. I say close these abominations down.

Experimenting on animals does not come close to identifying cures for human beings…not even close. They experimented a drug on monkeys years ago and the monkeys kept dying and was rendered dangerous….but guess what?? It was later discovered that this drug that killed monkeys would later become a vaccine against polio which saved man, but for years was being experimented on monkeys instead. Maybe if the “professionals” had thought this out at the time, maybe President Roosevelt would have lived and many others who suffered years with polio while the “scientists” continued experimenting on monkies in the meantime.

How insane can this be? Why test on dogs when we have so called humans who are on meth, we see the damage yet they pump it into an innocent dog, or any animal for that matter just to see what it does to the brain? HEY, IN CASE YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING IN A CAVE 10 MILES UNDER GROUND, IT DESTROYS EVERY PART OF THE BODY, NOT JUST THE BRAIN!! And who in hell would even allow this to happen/ A doctor/ WELL, THAT ISN’T A DOCTOR I WOULD GO TO ….EVER. Los Angeles never ceases to surprise me, no wonder i left and never returned to live there, what a disaster of a city.

Very disturbing and sick!!

This manner of treating human’s most long-standing and loyal companion is, in a word, unconscionable>

Horrific. Must be stopped immediately!

This horrific testing is way out of controll and we must put an end to this type of testing immediately. Please stop NOW.

This is so barbaric you put these innocent to torture!! They feel pain just as a human goes!! Please stop this barbaric torture!

THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN STARTED. STOP THIS AT ONCE. DOGS ARE VERY SPECIAL AND HOW THEY LOVE PEOPLE IS UNREAL AND THEN YOU DO THIS TO THEM. MAYBE YOU ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO BE TESTED TO SEE IF YOU HAVE A HEART OR NOT. I SAY NOT

You pieces of shit! Many if this torture most of us thought was coming to the end ….and now we find out what you pieces of shits are doing for what you already know about meth! Stop this inhumane treatment of dogs. I pray you will all go to hell, and you will get your comeupance. May you rot in hell with all the innocent dogs you tortured and killed inhumanely. You stinking bastards! Stop this unessary killing of innocent dogs! Hope when your time comes may you rot in hell in hell for all eternity!

This is not right! Stop the killing of these poor dogs.

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