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 (02/11/19)
In recent years, White Coat Waste Project has exposed how federal agencies use your tax dollars to abuse cats, dogs, and primates in wasteful experiments, and that many of these animals are callously killed out of convenience when the testing stops. However, taxpayers bought these animals and we want Uncle Sam to #GiveThemBack.
The campaign has just hit an historic landmark: Over one million WCW advocates have now signed our Change.org petition pressing federal agencies to retire animals no longer needed in experiments.
The campaign is already making a huge impact: We’ve convinced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to adopt the first-ever federal policy promoting lab animal retirement, calling it an “ethical obligation.” And following a WCW campaign, the Food and Drug Administration canceled nicotine tests on monkeys and relocated the monkeys to a sanctuary in Florida.
Tell your Congress members to support efforts to retire lab animals from government labs!