White Coat Waste Project was founded in 2011 to unite liberty-lovers and animal-lovers to stop $15 billion in forced taxpayer-funded animal experiments each year. New research shows we’re succeeding.
According to a new Pew Research poll, for the first time in history, a majority of Americans oppose animal testing.
📈 Most Americans now oppose animal tests!
🐘 Republican opposition to animal testing is at an all-time high!
— White Coat Waste Project (@WhiteCoatWaste) August 26, 2018
As the Independent Journal Review (IJR) reported, Pew found that, “GOP opposition to animal testing, likewise, has skyrocketed from just 33 percent in 2009 to a whopping 48 percent now.” This is an increase of nearly 50% in just the last decade, a critical shift that helped push overall public opposition to animal testing past 50%.
Polls commissioned by WCW have found that a majority of voters from both sides of the aisle also oppose taxpayer-funded animal tests specifically, and that a supermajority object to abuses like EPA’s inhalation tests on animals.
The White Coat Waste Project revealed 79% of Republicans and 68% of Democrats want to cut the @EPA‘s spending on cruel animal tests. It is time we stop wasteful spending on animal testing! https://t.co/EUXYb5G2qX
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) August 28, 2018
IJR highlighted some of WCW’s campaigns and related bipartisan efforts in Congress to end wasteful taxpayer-funded animal testing, including the Department of Veterans Affairs’ “maximum pain” experiments on dogs, cats, monkeys and other animals.