UPDATE (6/9/17): Following WCW’s campaign, the Los Angeles V.A. has announced it has canceled plans for deadly experiments on Dobermans and will end its decades-old dog breeding program.
Brave whistleblowers have been responsible for exposing rampant waste, fraud and other misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.)–and now they’re unmasking dog abuse.
White Coat Waste Project was recently contacted by an Iraq war veteran living at the Los Angeles V.A., where WCW and Congress recently exposed deadly dog experiments. As he told WCW and a reporter with the Daily Mail:
he often hear dogs barking, and often sees them being taken out, one by one, for just five minutes at a time in the concrete, barren backyard behind the center which is next to the VA neurological research center. But the veteran…did not realize what was happening until he read a report by the White Coat Waste Project.
It’s heart-breaking,’ the veteran said. ‘It’s like a house of horrors.
Dogs are so beautiful, especially to veterans. And people just don’t know what’s going on.
I have a therapy dog that help me with my PTSD. Having a therapy dog has been a huge part of getting me back into society, becoming a productive citizen again.
We use dogs for war, we use dogs for therapy, and now we are going to hurt them? It’s kind of an insult for them to do what they are doing to these dogs in our name.
I think it’s outrageous. People need to know what is happening.
More than 300,000 veterans, service members, and other citizens have written to Congress in support of WCW’s campaign to cut taxpayer funding for wasteful and deadly government dog experiments. If you haven’t yet, email your congress members now.