WATCH: Congressmembers Speak Out Against VA Dog Tests

16 November 2017 | Newsworthy, POW


This summer, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to defund the Department of Veterans Affairs’ most painful and wasteful dog experiments.

During the debate, some of the outstanding Waste Warriors in Congress who led the effort gave impassioned speeches in support of the legislation. Below are video highlights of lawmakers speaking out against the VA’s waste and abuse:

Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA): “My amendment combines three bipartisan issues: puppies, veterans, and government accountability.”


Air Force veteran Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX): “We do want the agency to stop torturing dogs in the name of science. There are better ways they can spend the money, better ways they can figure out how to help our veterans besides taking careless actions against man’s best friend.”

Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV): “We’ve seen the NIH end their chimpanzee research and they said that available technologies are more accurate, faster, and less expensive than animal testing… The Los Angeles VA just recently announced it’s suspending controversial and gruesome experiments on a colony of Dobermans. It’s now time for the rest of the VA to do the same thing.”



Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL): “… this amendment rightly and simply prohibits tax payer dollars from being spent on research that causes dogs significant pain and distress.”

Join Congress and the majority of veterans opposed to these experiments by writing your Congress members and urging them to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to cut federal funding for the most painful dog experiments at the VA.

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