White Coat Waste Project has a singular mission: to stop the government from wasting $20 billion taxpayer dollars each year on animal testing.
So you might wonder why we are supporting a bill to prevent the government from spending one more red cent to buy or kill animals from China’s wet markets—where the COVID-19 pandemic may have originated and where wild animals, and cats and dogs, are sold and slaughtered for human consumption.
What’s the connection?
Sit down and get ready for a truly disturbing story that’ll explain our commitment to the bill we call Delilah’s Law, named for a cat who survived a government lab that used tax dollars to purchase animals from live animal markets in China.
The USDA bought cats and puppies from wet markets. We have receipts.
Last year, a WCW investigation revealed the U.S. government has gone on shopping sprees for cats and puppies at China’s wet markets and slaughterhouses.
For years, Uncle Sam used your tax dollars to buy the animals, who were dismembered—their body parts then transported back to the United States, in carry-on luggage, to be used in bizarre, wasteful, and outrageously cruel kitten cannibalism experiments at a notorious U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in Maryland.
Among the verified purchases are 34 cats bought at a Chinese meat market, killed, with their tongues, brains, and hearts then shipped to the Maryland lab, to be fed to kittens. Delilah was used by the USDA to breed the kittens who would eat the cat meat from China.
And hey, the USDA even cops to doing it, stating it “only purchased feline specimens that were slaughtered by Chinese market vendors for food in accordance with People’s Republic of China laws.” That doesn’t really make it any better. Also, newsflash: There are no laws governing cat slaughter in China.
Here’s what @USDA tells me about purchasing cat & dog meat to feed lab animals including kittens at its Maryland research center Watch my story with @SenJoniErnst & @WhiteCoatWaste @JustinRGoodman today at 5 pm on @ABC7News #7OnYourSide pic.twitter.com/Pue66UBtxc
— Scott Taylor ABC 7 (@ScottTaylorTV) May 6, 2020
Let’s stop the USDA from spending our money at China’s wet markets ever again.
The U.S. government should never have bought and killed cats and dogs at wet markets in the first place. We can’t trust them not to do it again, without Delilah’s Law. Let’s get it passed.
Sen. Ernst doesn’t want taxpayer money spent on Chinese ‘wet markets’ https://t.co/sDLe3bYPWe
— KELO (@keloradio) April 22, 2020
Tell the U.S. government you don’t want YOUR tax dollars being spent at China’s wet markets.
Especially now, especially with what we’re all going through with the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s make sure the U.S. government isn’t using YOUR tax dollars to keep China’s wet markets in business.
Please lend your voice and sign for our petition to make sure NO taxpayer dollars to go to China’s wet markets.