Posted by Justin Goodman | 25 July 2017

  In a new column in The Hill, Rory Riley-Topping–a former Republican staff director of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) attorney–argues that the Trump administration should pass the PUPPERS Act to end the VA’s wasteful and cruel dog experiments and “make America great for animals.”  Last week, POTUS’s daughter-in-law Lara...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 25 July 2017

  Photo taken by a whistleblower inside a dog experimentation laboratory at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center   A brave Iraq war veteran who works at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Richmond, Virginia has come forward with disturbing new details about the facility where more than 100 dogs are “set to...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 24 July 2017

  Influential support is quickly mounting for WCW’s campaign to end painful and wasteful dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Today, Virginia’s newspaper-of-record, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, published an editorial in support of Richmond-area Congressman Dave Brat’s (R-VA) bipartisan PUPPERS Act to defund painful VA dog experiments. Richmond has been ground zero in this campaign because of the...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 24 July 2017

  Military veterans and active duty service members have been some of the most vocal supporters of WCW’s campaign to cut taxpayer funding for wasteful and painful dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this new letter in the Richmond Times-Dispatch–the city housing the VA’s most painful dog laboratory–a U.S. Army soldier praises Richmond-area...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 14 July 2017

Following White Coat Waste Project exposés documenting egregious animal abuses, transparency deficiencies and oversight failures in Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) dog experimentation laboratories, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats in Congress is taking decisive action to protect dogs, veterans, and taxpayers.  This week, at an event co-hosted with WCW, Reps. Dave Brat (R-VA) and...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 13 July 2017

  White Coat Waste VP Justin Goodman briefs Congress on our work to end taxpayer-funded animal experiments   Yesterday, White Coat Waste Project hosted a briefing and game night on Capitol Hill to help roll out new bipartisan legislation and explain to Congress why the price is wrong for $15 billion in taxpayer-funded animal experiments each...

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 07 July 2017

  The Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, a White Coat Waste Project-endorsed bill that would require federal agencies to disclose much more information about the poisoning tests they do on animals–including for cosmetics— has been picking up steam. The bill has over 60 bipartisan cosponsors and now the support of the prestigious New York City (NYC) Bar...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 07 July 2017

  Following a damning Department of Veterans Affairs report documenting animal welfare violations and oversight failures in dog experimentation laboratories at the Richmond VA Medical Center, U.S. Senators from Virginia Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have joined other Congress members calling for reforms. In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, the Senators express concerns about...

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 29 June 2017

Last week, White Coat Waste Project exposed how the government is spending your tax money to conduct wasteful cosmetics tests on animals. Now, we’ve also found that the National Toxicology Program is planning more deadly, unreliable and expensive poisoning tests on mice and rats for several herbal supplements–including dong quai and Black cohosh–marketed as treatments for menstrual...