BREAKING: WCW Sues Richmond Transit for Blocking Dog Testing Ads

26 October 2017 | Newsworthy

 

Photos taken by a whistleblower inside the dog experimentation laboratory at Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

As first reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch and ABC8 News-WRIC, this morning White Coat Waste Project (WCW) filed a lawsuit against the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)— the City of Richmond’s public transportation system—for refusing to run WCW’s proposed bus advertisements which call out the Richmond VAMC for spending taxpayers’ money on wasteful and painful dog experiments.

WCW’s proposed bus advertisement rejected by the city-owned Greater Richmond Transit Company

 

WCW’s suit argues that the refusal of the government-owned transit system to run these public education ads is an infringement on WCW’s free speech rights.

 

Matthew Strugar, a Richmond native and civil liberties attorney representing WCW in the lawsuit told the Times-Dispatch:

The policy against so-called political ads allows the government to pick and choose what views people can express.

The Richmond VAMC is one of only three VA facilities conducting painful dog experiments and the only laboratory throughout the entire federal government conducting “maximum pain” experiments on dogs in which pain relief is intentionally withheld.

Take a moment to write your Congress members and urge them to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to cut federal funding for the most painful dog experiments at the VA.

 

 

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