Posted by Justin Goodman | 28 December 2018

White Coat Waste Project is proud to announce the recipients of its 3rd annual “Congressional Waste Warrior” awards. The 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 supported by a majority of Americans. Below are our 2018 honorees, who will receive...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 21 December 2018

Following a free speech lawsuit filed by White Coat Waste Project in October 2018, the Maryland Transit Administration has agreed to run WCW’s ads on buses and trains criticizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wasteful and deadly kitten experiments. The WCW ads, which the MTA originally denied in apparent violation of the First Amendment, will...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 20 December 2018

Kittens locked in secretive and cruel government labs are getting an early Christmas gift. As reported by CNN, Reason, and others, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has just introduced the Senate version of the Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now (KITTEN Act) (S.3780) to end the use of cats and kittens in wasteful and deadly taxpayer-funded experiments at the...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 18 December 2018

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is demanding an “immediate investigation” into the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) potentially unlawful continuation of wasteful and deadly dog experiments, including heart attack tests in puppies. BREAKING: Members of Congress call for an immediate investigation after an @8NEWS investigation exposes conflicting reports about who approved those continued dog experiments @DeptVetAffairs...

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 04 December 2018

  Earlier this year, following a national WCW campaign, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration canceled nicotine addiction testing on monkeys and committed to sending the primates to an accredited sanctuary.  Now, as reported in a feature by CNN, the monkeys have reached their retirement home in Florida at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. This is the first...

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...