PROGRESS: Senate panel urges USDA to end kitten tests, adopt out cats

Posted by Justin Goodman
29 May 2018 | Featured, Newsworthy


Just three weeks after White Coat Waste Project exposed deadly taxpayer-funded kitten experiments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)–and our supporters sent nearly 100,000 letters to Congress and the USDA–lawmakers are taking action.

As reported by POLITICO, CBN and WJLA, last week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee–which controls the budgets of the USDA and other federal agencies–unanimously passed its 2019 Agriculture spending bill, including language supported by WCW that urges the USDA to end its kitten experiments and adopt out the cats.  Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and John Hoeven (R-ND)–the top lawmakers on the USDA’s funding panel–and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) secured this important measure in the bill. Next, the bill heads to the full Senate for a vote.

The Senate’s action follows Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Jimmy Panetta’s (D-CA) introduction of the bipartisan KITTEN Act to permanently end the experiments.

Tell Congress to pass the bipartisan KITTEN Act to permanently defund these deadly taxpayer-funded experiments, and urge USDA to adopt out the cats!

Blog Comments

Can’t. Wait to adopt one of these kittens!!! How dare the government spend MY MONEY torturing and killing ANY ANIMALS!!!

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