UPDATE: Federal Court Advances WCW Lawsuit Over Blocked Dog Testing Ads

10 October 2018 | Blog, POW

UPDATE (10/9/18): A federal judge has rejected Richmond Transit’s attempt to dismiss WCW’s lawsuit and allowed the case to proceed.

ORIGINAL POST (10/26/17)

Photos taken by a whistleblower inside the dog experimentation laboratory at Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center


As first reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch and ABC8 News-WRIC, this morning White Coat Waste Project (WCW) filed a lawsuit against the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)— the City of Richmond’s public transportation system—for refusing to run WCW’s proposed bus advertisements which call out the Richmond VAMC for spending taxpayers’ money on wasteful and painful dog experiments.

WCW’s proposed bus advertisement rejected by the city-owned Greater Richmond Transit Company


WCW’s suit argues that the refusal of the government-owned transit system to run these public education ads is an infringement on WCW’s free speech rights.

Matthew Strugar, a Richmond native and civil liberties attorney representing WCW in the lawsuit told the Times-Dispatch:

The policy against so-called political ads allows the government to pick and choose what views people can express.

The Richmond VAMC is one of only three VA facilities conducting painful dog experiments and the only laboratory throughout the entire federal government conducting “maximum pain” experiments on dogs in which pain relief is intentionally withheld.

Take a moment to write your Congress members and urge them to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to cut federal funding for the most painful dog experiments at the VA.


Blog Comments

Stop the torture of innocent animals

Stop all animal experimentation NIW

Stop all animal experimentation

This is fucking abominable. You assholes need to stop torturing innocent animals.

Why is it necessary to conduct “maximum pain” experiments on dogs in which pain relief is intentionally withheld. End this cruel and vicious torture and killing on animals. END THIS NOW!

This is senseless torture of innocent animals. Join the 21st century and stop using animals in your experiments.

may you never have a day of peace until you stop hurting these innocent animals



I wish horrible death 💀 on all of you that use these innocent angles in torture tests!!! This must STOP 🛑 😡😡🐍🐍🐍😡😡 there is nothing that deserves torture and pain for no reason!!!

Stop this barbaric, inhumane torturing and killing of animals.

We all should sue the damn government and file murder charges against the VA office for killing all kinds of animals put all that money your wasting towards our Veterans that needs and stop wasting it for your pleasure


These vile, painful experiments done to these dogs must be stopped now forever. No progress with any medical issue has been improved or alleviated from these experiments. Nothing has been learned to help improve anyone’s life by these terrible experiments. What has happened is that these innocent dogs has been harmed, tortured, abused, left on their own in their pain with no comfort or compassion being offered by any human in these VA testing facilities. They are BARBARIANS AND MONSTERS. They are NOT scientists. They are torturers of innocent dogs and then they murder these dogs. In the name of science and paid for by our tax dollars.

what you do to these precious creatures of God – you do to yourself and all of humankind
and what you are doing is nothing less than Evil!!

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