Posted by Justin Goodman | 19 November 2018

We’re proud to announce that White Coat Waste Project is the recipient of the 2018 Public Awareness prize from LUSH Cosmetics.  WCW accepted the award, along with a check for £50,000 (approx. $64,000) to support our work to continue exposing and ending taxpayer-funded animal experiments, at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany on November 16. WCW founder...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 16 November 2018

While agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs drag their feet and stall efforts to reduce wasteful government animal experiments, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is setting the standard for how it should be done. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has just announced a robust plan to develop a test to replace deadly experiments on...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 07 November 2018

Earlier this year, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) convinced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cancel a $5.5 million nicotine addiction experiment on monkeys and relocate the primates to an accredited sanctuary. Now, as reported by Science magazine, Washington Examiner, and VegNews, U.S. Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) have sent a letter to...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 03 November 2018

Following a USA Today cover story about White Coat Waste Project’s campaign to end the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) dog experimentation–and VA’s questionable decision to continue several wasteful and cruel projects–influential figures are speaking out to criticize the VA’s waste abuse. Former VA Secretary David Shulkin tweeted out that he opposes VA’s dog testing: Thank...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 01 November 2018

In just 18 months, White Coat Waste Project’s campaign to end painful taxpayer-funded dog experimentation at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made historic progress. Congress has twice enacted legislation restricting VA’s dog testing. Virginia enacted the nation’s first state law banning spending on “maximum pain” dog and cat experiments. The VA implemented the federal government’s first...

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 10 October 2018

UPDATE (10/9/18): A federal judge has rejected Richmond Transit’s attempt to dismiss WCW’s lawsuit and allowed the case to proceed. ORIGINAL POST (10/26/17) 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)...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 03 October 2018

This summer, Maryland state transit agencies refused to run the White Coat Waste Project ad below criticizing the USDA’s taxpayer-funded kitten laboratory on public buses and trains servicing the facility. Now, as first reported by WJLA in Washington, D.C., WCW is suing the agencies in U.S. District Court for censoring the ads in violation of WCW’s free...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 14 September 2018

UPDATE (9/21/18): President Trump signed this legislation into law. Congress votes to extend restrictions on deadly dog research https://t.co/5MZgqyvaYt pic.twitter.com/0fRbeeGRM6 — 8News WRIC Richmond (@8NEWS) September 20, 2018 As a cosponsor of the bipartisan #PUPPERS Act, I’m proud Congress has once again voted to cut funding for unnecessary & painful testing on #dogs at the #VA. This...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 06 September 2018

  USDA blocking information on experiments that killed 3,000 cats, lawsuit says https://t.co/jkpkf02Sed — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 6, 2018 Earlier this year, using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), White Coat Waste Project (WCW) exposed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) little-known kitten slaughterhouse that was kept hidden for nearly 50 years. Apparently, the USDA wants to keep...