Hundreds join WCW & The Kitten Lady on Capitol Hill to support the KITTEN Act

Posted by Justin Goodman
08 June 2018 | Blog


UPDATE (4/2/19): Following a year-long White Coat Waste Project campaign, the USDA announced that its kitten slaughterhouse will close permanently and the 14 surviving cats will be adopted out. Read more.

Original post (06/08/19)

L-R: Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), “The Kitten Lady” Hannah Shaw, and Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI)


Yesterday, White Coat Waste Project hosted a Capitol Hill briefing featuring world-famous kitten advocate Hannah Shaw (The Kitten Lady) to build even more Congressional support for the bipartisan KITTEN Act to end deadly taxpayer-funded kitten experiments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The event was co-hosted by Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), who introduced the KITTEN Act last month.

As reported by Roll Callthe Detroit News, Washington, D.C.’s ABC affiliate WJLA, and POLITICO, over 300 lawmakers, Congressional staffers, and reporters attended the event to learn more about WCW and the KITTEN Act.

Shaw brought three 8-week-old kittens–Anya, Leeni and Rizzo–with her to serve as feline ambassadors and let Congress know the true cost of the government’s wasteful kitten experiments. The kittens being experimented on by the USDA—as Shaw explains in this viral video–are the exact same age as these tiny kittens when they are senselessly killed by the government.

WCW and Shaw also met lawmakers privately to thank them for their leadership on the KITTEN Act, including Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) who also been helping lead the charge to defund wasteful dog testing at the Department of Veterans Affairs:



Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)–who is leading the KITTEN effort in the Senate–made this video with WCW and Kitten Lady to educate his constituents about the issue:

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

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Stop taxpayer funded animal experiments

I am 100% against all testing on animals, but innocent kittens- this is a all time low! Useless, cruel and wrong on every level! Stop it now!

No living creatures should be tortured or tested on!

End kitten/ cat testing today.

This is cruel kittens or cats should suffer. The ones who make it out alive should be adopted not killed

Animal testing is evil and wrong. It’s disgusting, in humane, and should never be done.

Unnecessary to test on living animals….so cruel!!!

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