WCW Continues to Cut Cat-astrophic Waste & Other Govt Animal Tests   

Posted by Amanda Nieves
19 July 2023 | Blog

It’s the summer, which means Congress is hustling to hammer out legislation that will determine how taxpayer dollars will be spent by Uncle Sam next year. 

A growing majority of taxpayers oppose animal experiments, and we’ve spent many months campaigning and lobbying lawmakers to build on our successful work to ensure that our money isn’t wasted in cruel, outdated, and dangerous animal labs at home and abroad. 

So far this year, our historic campaigns have already prompted the Biden Administration to disqualify the deadly Wuhan animal lab from National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and blacklist Putin’s kitten lab and all other Russian animal labs! 

Now, federal spending bills for 2024 are being released with White Coat Waste Project (WCW)-backed measures to further rein in the worst of the government’s wasteful experiments on cats, dogs, and other animals. 

Powerful Congressional committees have advanced 2024 WCW’s priority spending cuts including: 

We’ve ended all of the VA’s painful dog tests, all but one primate lab, and are trying to stop their last cat experiment before it starts. The VA’s 2024 spending bill is the fifth in a row that includes WCW-prompted language restricting funding for experiments on cats, dogs, and primates and directing the VA to phase them out by 2025.

government’s wasteful animal experiments

Last year, following WCW lobbying and investigations, Congress defunded the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) wasteful and cruel “live tissue training” in which animals were stabbed, shot, and killed in outdated training drills. Following work with WCW, the House and Senate versions of the DOJ’s 2024 funding bill extends the LTT spending cut for another year.  

Following WCW’s years-long Worldwide Waste campaign and lobbying in Washington, Congress moved to cut Pentagon, State Department, and NIH funding for gain-of-function experiments and all other animal testing at the Wuhan lab and every lab in China, Russia, and other adversarial foreign nations. 

government’s wasteful animal experiments

Since WCW first exposed how EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) recklessly shipped U.S. tax dollars to the Wuhan animal lab for deadly gain-of-function animal experiments that likely caused COVID, we’ve been working with Congress to defund the disgraced animal lab funder.  Since the start of the pandemic (that EHA probably started!), the non-profit has raked in nearly $50 million in new taxpayer funding for more virus-hunting and dangerous animal experiments. Now, Congress has advanced bills to cut off funding to EHA from its top 3 largest funders: the NIH, Dept. of Defense (DOD), and the State Department. 

government’s wasteful animal experiments


Enough is enough.  

Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund white coats at home and abroad who torture animals in cruel, deadly, and wasteful experiments.  

We’re proud to lead efforts to find, expose and defund this reckless government spending and will continue our work with Congress to get these fiscally responsible, lifesaving measures signed into law. 

The solution is simple: 




Blog Comments

This purposeful abuse under the guise of research must stop!

shut down everythng! cats and dogs do not deserve this treatment. it is for nothing!

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