Posted by Justin Goodman | 20 September 2017

Johnny “Joey” Jones–a retired Marine Corps staff sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a bomb technician and lost both of his legs during his final deployment–is the latest veteran to speak out against the Department of Veterans Affairs’ wasteful and cruel taxpayer-funded dog experiments.  The Fox News analyst and wounded warrior penned an op-ed...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 19 September 2017

  In a new letter featured in USA Today, retired U.S. Navy physician Rear Admiral Marion Balsam writes that based on her quarter-century of treating troops and their families–including as the Commander of Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth and other medical facilities–the VA’s experiments on dogs are wasteful and unlikely to help veterans. Read the full letter below,...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 19 September 2017

In April, WCW launched a billboard campaign to expose how the Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Cleveland, OH is one of only three VA facilities still conducting painful taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs.  Now, documents obtained by WCW through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that from March 2016 through March 2017 Stokes...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 14 September 2017

  This summer, a brave whistleblower from inside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility in Richmond, Virginia that does the agency’s most painful dog experiments came forward with disturbing photographs and other information about waste and abuse. VA dog lab whistleblower Todd Woessner and WCW VP Justin Goodman with WCW’s canine ambassador Griffin  ...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 07 September 2017

UPDATE (1/26/18): The FDA announced it is permanently ending its nicotine addiction experiment and sending dozens of monkeys involved in the study to a sanctuary. Read more. On the heels of WCW’s new lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for refusing to release videos and other documents detailing to the agency’s secretive taxpayer-funded nicotine addiction experiments on...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 25 August 2017

UPDATE (1/26/18): The FDA announced it is permanently ending its nicotine addiction experiment and sending dozens of monkeys involved in the study to a sanctuary. Read more. Back in March, we told you how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is using your tax dollars to inject baby monkeys with nicotine to determine what dose...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 20 August 2017

  Florida Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL)–a combat-wounded Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient–is a hero for Americans and dogs.  He has been leading the charge to end wasteful and painful dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including by helping introduce the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to permanently defund these experiments, and cosponsoring a related...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 11 August 2017

  In a new column titled “Puppies Over Politics” published in U.S. News & World Report, PUPPERS Act co-sponsors Representatives Dave Brat (R-VA) and Dina Titus (D-NV) explain how they’ve been able to win strong bipartisan Congressional support to cut painful and wasteful dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Join them and urge...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 08 August 2017

  Days after Congress voted unanimously to defund the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) painful and wasteful dog experiments, the VA put its head of animal experimentation on TV to do damage control.  In his desperate attempt to deflect mounting criticism, the VA’s top animal testing official categorically denied some of the most well-documented and...