It’s tax season, and CBS News is reporting, “Tax refunds so far this year are down by $6 billion from 2018.” Taxpayers have a right to know how their missing refunds are instead being spent by Uncle Sam, and White Coat Waste Project’s new ad campaign aims to do just that.
For the next month, WCW’s new billboards will alert taxpayers in Cleveland and Milwaukee that their local Veterans Affairs Medical Centers are two of the last VA facilities in the country still forcing them to pay for puppy abuse.
Additionally, to reach taxpayers who don’t see the billboards in Cleveland and Milwaukee, the WCW TV ad below is running over 1,000 times on cable TV channels–including Fox News, TLC, A&E, NatGeo, Animal Planet, and more–in the cities.
Since 2017, the Cleveland VA has spent nearly half-a-million taxpayer dollars to buy puppies–including “friendly” and “shy” dogs–and damage their spinal cords for invasive and deadly experiments. Documents obtained by WCW show that its most recent shipment of three ill-fated hound puppies arrived in early April.
In Milwaukee, the VA has been drilling into dozens of 6-month-old puppies’ skulls, collapsing their lungs and damaging their brains. Your bill for these wasteful and irrelevant experiments? $357,000 just last year.
Tell Congress you’re fed up with funding this waste and abuse! Urge your Members of Congress to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act (HR 1155) to permanently cut federal funding for all painful VA dog experiments.