In an unprecedented and astounding win for WCW, taxpayers and animals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it is permanently canceling its nicotine experiments on monkeys and sending dozens of monkeys involved in the study to a sanctuary. The Washington Post, New York Times, Huffington Post and others are covering the victory.
This major victory follows a WCW exposé and our related lawsuit against FDA, advocacy by world-renowned primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall, efforts by consumer groups, and pleas from tens of thousands of WCW supporters.
Influential Congress members who led Capitol Hill efforts on this campaign praised FDA’s decision:
Weeks ago I reached out to @US_FDA to inquire about the status of this unnecessary study and the fate of the animals. Today they announced they would be heading to refuge and further reforms to FDA’s #animaltesting. cc: @WhiteCoatWastehttps://t.co/KDCXsD9t1M
— Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) January 26, 2018
I introduced the FACT Act to protect taxpayers and animals from unnecessary testing. I want to thank @SGottliebFDA for strengthening the FDA’s commitment to humane and judicious animal research. https://t.co/uVoAgtUPxO
— Ken Calvert (@KenCalvert) January 26, 2018
Help us build on this momentum to clean up waste and abuse across the federal government! Urge your Congress members to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to end “maximum pain” experiments on dogs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.