Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 28 December 2017

As we’ve reported before, the federal government is the driving force behind the overwhelming majority of animal testing in the U.S., even wasteful and cruel cosmetics testing. Now, as covered in Rare, a new study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to force sunscreen companies to perform painful, ineffective, multi-million-dollar...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 22 December 2017

In 2017, White Coat Waste Project revolutionized campaigns and scored historic wins to expose and stop $15 billion in secretive, wasteful and cruel taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs, monkeys, and other animals. None of this would have been possible without our generous and dedicated supporters who sent more than 600,000 messages to lawmakers in 2017. Check out this year-end...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 12 December 2017

Virginia state Senators Bill Stanley (R-VA) and Glen Sturtevant (R-VA) are ramping up their fight against wasteful taxpayer-funded “maximum pain” dog experiments at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond that White Coat Waste Project and a VA whistleblower exposed. As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and WRIC , the Republicans just introduced a bill for the 2018 legislative session that bans...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 08 December 2017

White Coat Waste Project is proud to announce the recipients of our annual “Congressional Waste Warrior” awards for 2017. As reported in Roll Call, this award recognizes members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership to expose and stop $15 billion in wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal experiments, an effort that a majority of Americans support. Below...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 01 December 2017

Starting on Veterans Day, our national TV ad campaign exposing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) painful and wasteful dog experiments has hit Washington, D.C., Cleveland and Milwaukee. Now, the ads are storming the airwaves in Richmond, Virginia, home of the VA’s most horrific dog laboratories where puppies are subjected to “maximum pain” heart attack experiments....

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 01 December 2017

Earlier this year, White Coat Waste Project uncovered that Uncle Sam was planning to waste your tax dollars for notoriously unreliable and cruel tests on pregnant animals for various herbal supplements, including those sold for erectile dysfunction and even used for so-called “herbal abortions.” Whatever your political affiliation, most everyone can agree that taxpayers should not...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 23 November 2017

Milwaukee’s Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Milwaukee VAMC) is one of only three VA facilities in the U.S. still using your tax dollars for painful and wasteful experiments on dogs that are opposed by most veterans, Congress and 75 percent of Americans. As we exposed earlier this year, the Milwaukee VA procures 6-month-old beagle puppies, drills...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 17 November 2017

WCW recently sued the Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland VA) for refusing to release details about its deadly taxpayer-funded experiments on dozens of “friendly,” “shy” and “submissive” dogs, even hound puppies less than a year-old. The lawsuit followed a WCW exposé revealing that the Cleveland VA is one of only three VA facilities still conducting painful...

Posted by Elizabeth Walker | 16 November 2017

This summer, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to defund the Department of Veterans Affairs’ most painful and wasteful dog experiments. During the debate, some of the outstanding Waste Warriors in Congress who led the effort gave impassioned speeches in support of the legislation. Below are video highlights of lawmakers speaking out against the...