We have some furry exciting news for you! 🐶 🐶 🐶 We’ve just won a federal lawsuit that says we have the right to place ads on city buses in Richmond, Virginia—in which we call out the Richmond VA for spending taxpayers’ money on wasteful and painful dog experiments. ⚖️ 💰 🔥
— Courthouse News (@CourthouseNews) June 2, 2020
Three years ago White Coat Waste Project filed the lawsuit against Richmond’s public bus agency—which tried to censor us by refusing to run our proposed bus ads.
But, as first reported by Courthouse News, the court agreed taxpayers have a right to know that the VA is wasting their money to give puppies heart attacks, while veterans struggle to get adequate care.
This ruling—which you can read here—is a major victory for free speech, government accountability, and animals. We were represented in the case by the Law Office of Matthew Strugar.
Other VA hospitals have already ended their dog tests because of our efforts, and we’ll continue to fight until Richmond’s are history as well.
Please also write your Congress members to urge them to support the bipartisan PUPPERS Act (HR 1155) to permanently cut federal funding for all painful dog experiments at the VA.