UPDATE (9/21/18): President Trump signed this legislation into law.
— 8News WRIC Richmond (@8NEWS) September 20, 2018
As a cosponsor of the bipartisan #PUPPERS Act, I’m proud Congress has once again voted to cut funding for unnecessary & painful testing on #dogs at the #VA. This sort of testing has no place in the 21st century. #DogLovers #Puppies pic.twitter.com/q1Gp2KCQrS
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) September 14, 2018
Earlier this year, after a robust White Coat Waste Project campaign and bipartisan leadership from Congress, President Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 government funding bill that defunded dog experimentation at the Department of Veterans Affairs save for rare instances with Secretary-level approval.
Now, following advocacy by WCW and veterans’ groups, a bipartisan request from over 50 federal lawmakers led by Reps. Dave Brat (R-VA) and Dina Titus (D-NV), and leadership from VA spending panel leader Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the House of Representatives has voted once again to extend the defund and restrictions on VA’s “maximum pain” tests and other agency experiments on dogs and puppies. Congress is also requiring a report from the VA on its dog experimentation program. You can read more about the progress at ConnectingVets.com.
I’m glad to hear about this short-term ban on cruel puppy and dog experiments at the @DeptVetAffairs, but we need to make this permanent. That’s why I’m proud to co-sponsor the bipartisan PUPPERS Act. https://t.co/uBFfxm0zy6
— Rep. Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) June 22, 2018
As a cosponsor of the bipartisan PUPPERS Act, I’m proud that efforts to prevent expensive, wasteful and cruel experiments on puppies & dogs at the VA continue to be successful. https://t.co/LIlBA7LXcU
— Dan Donovan (@RepDanDonovan) June 22, 2018
Urge Congress to pass the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to permanently stop the VA from using your tax dollars to fund wasteful and inhumane dog experiments.