On the heels of the successful effort to shut down deadly dog experiments at a Veterans Affairs (V.A.) in Los Angeles, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are calling on the Richmond V.A. facility to follow their lead by ending their painful heart attack experiments on puppies.
Richmond ABC affiliate WRIC reports, “With news of the canceled experiments in LA, Virginia Congressman Dave Brat is raising questions of the medical testing at McGuire.” Republican Rep. Brat (R-VA) stated:
“I am deeply concerned by the disturbing revelations regarding the dog laboratory testing at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. I believe we must provide the best possible medical care for our veterans. However, if these fatal experiments on healthy puppies are in fact taking place with poorly documented medical benefits for veterans, taxpayers should not have to foot the bill. My office will work with appropriate oversight authorities to investigate these alleged abuses and get to the bottom of what is happening. We have also contacted the House Veteran Affairs Committee to explore whether legislative action is appropriate.”
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) told WRIC, “It is time the Richmond VA and others follow the lead of their counterparts in Los Angeles.” Congresswoman Titus remarked:
“I will continue to work with my colleagues to end these cruel and outdated experiments in Virginia and elsewhere across the country. Doing so benefits veterans and animals.”
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