Last year, we exposed how the Department of Veterans Affairs’ lab in Cleveland was abusing kittens in cruel and wasteful constipation experiments.
A WCW campaign has succeeded in getting the VA to end its cruel experiments on primates and cats.https://t.co/Yx6G7XWPok
— One Green Planet (@OneGreenPlanet) November 10, 2021
As we uncovered, the VA was purchasing healthy kittens, performing invasive surgeries to implant electrodes to remotely stimulate their colons. Some of the cats had artificial stool made from “bran, potato flour and saline” inserted into their anuses for the experiments. Records show the experimental procedures caused cats distress, seizures, bloody urine, and even depression. At the end of the experiments, the cats were killed and dissected.
The cost to taxpayers like you? $1,025,210 since 2017. But no more of your money will be wasted to abuse cats in these crude experiments.
This is just the latest victory in our effort to find, expose and defund all of the VA’s cat experimentation. Earlier this year, we shut down invasive and deadly brain experiments on kittens at the Los Angeles VA.
Taxpayer money should have never gone into cruel cat and monkey experiments in the first place. This is good news for animal lovers across our country.https://t.co/BFvwc9mJ5E
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) November 16, 2021
There are now just two active cat experiments left at the VA—the last two painful cat labs in the entire federal government—and Congress has directed the agency to phase them out by 2025. But you can help us cut them off sooner.