Posted by Justin Goodman | 09 August 2018

In March of this year–following advocacy by White Coat Waste Project, Congress and veterans–President Trump signed historic legislation defunding for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) painful and wasteful dog experimentation. Now, WCW has uncovered that days after the defund was signed into law, the notorious Cleveland VA Medical Center spent $42,721 of taxpayers’ money to pre-order...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 03 August 2018

We just made history. As first reported by Connecting Vets and Richmond, VA’s ABC TV affiliate, following pressure from White Coat Waste Project and a bipartisan Congressional coalition, the Department of Veterans Affairs has created the first-ever federal policy promoting the retirement of dogs, cats, primates, rabbits and other animals no longer needed for experiments. Following my bipartisan...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 02 August 2018

  Last week, more than two dozen bipartisan lawmakers launched a first-ever effort urging all federal agencies to retire dogs, cats and primates at the end of wasteful and cruel government experiments. Congress members on both sides of the aisles took to social media to express their support for the campaign: As it stands, helpless...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 27 July 2018

  Lawmakers want federal agencies to disclose info on adoptions and retirements for dogs, cats and primates that survive experiments. https://t.co/RkjqQECnGU — Roll Call (@rollcall) July 27, 2018 When wasteful government animal experiments are defunded, canceled or completed, taxpayers want dogs, cats and primates who survive the abuse to be given a second chance in...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 19 July 2018

Following a WCW campaign and letters from over 55,000 taxpayers, Republicans and Democrats in Congress are holding theEnvironmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) accountable for torturing animals in useless experiments that three-quarters of voters oppose. As first reported by the Daily Caller, in a pointed letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Scott Perry...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 19 July 2018

  Following White Coat Waste Project’s investigation and campaign exposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forced inhalation tests on animals–and advocacy by the majority of taxpayers who oppose this waste and abuse–lawmakers are taking action.  In the just-passed 2019 EPA funding bill, the House of Representatives included a bipartisan amendment co-sponsored by Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 03 July 2018

This past weekend, White Coat Waste Project and some of its top supporters from around the country had the honor of hosting Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), one of Congress’s most outstanding leaders fighting wasteful taxpayer-funded animal experiments. At the private standing-room-only “Winning in Washington” event emceed by animal advocate and journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell, Rep. Lieu–a 2017 WCW...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 11 June 2018

Earlier this year, after a robust White Coat Waste Project campaign and bipartisan leadership from Congress, President Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 government funding bill that defunded all dog experimentation at the Department of Veterans Affairs save for rare instances with Secretary-level approval. Now, following advocacy by WCW and veterans’ groups, a bipartisan request from over 50...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 08 June 2018

  L-R: Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), “The Kitten Lady” Hannah Shaw, and Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) Yesterday, White Coat Waste Project hosted a Capitol Hill briefing featuring world-famous kitten advocate Hannah Shaw (The Kitten Lady) to build even more Congressional support for the bipartisan KITTEN Act to end deadly taxpayer-funded kitten experiments at the U.S....