Posted by Justin Goodman | 15 February 2019

UPDATE (2/15/19): After being passed by Congress this summer, this legislation has been signed into law by President Donald Trump as part of a 2019 federal spending bill. US EPA budget contains wins for animal testing alternatives – read the full story: https://t.co/pmRkORxljm #ChemicalWatchNews — Chemical Watch (@chemicalwatch) March 5, 2019 Original post (7/19/18)  Following...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 14 February 2019

Last year, following pressure from White Coat Waste Project, Congress, and veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent $1.3 million of taxpayers’ money to commission an independent review of its wasteful and cruel dog experimentation program. Now, Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY)–Air Force and Army veterans, respectively–are leading a group calling on...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 13 February 2019

As reported by USA Today, NBC News, and others, more than 60 Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have just re-introduced the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act (HR 1155) to de-fund “maximum pain” experiments and other cruel and wasteful dog testing at the U.S. Department...

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 13 February 2019

Lara Trump’s new cause: Stop experiments on dogs at the VA https://t.co/ATyBM4ieeb pic.twitter.com/NKKgbGx5K2 — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) February 13, 2019 Dogs locked in taxpayer-funded government testing labs have it rough, but thankfully they have friends in high places speaking up for them. President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump–a passionate advocate for the welfare of...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 11 February 2019

  In recent years, White Coat Waste Project has exposed how federal agencies use your tax dollars to abuse cats, dogs, and primates in wasteful experiments, and that many of these animals are callously killed out of convenience when the testing stops.  However, taxpayers bought these animals and we want Uncle Sam to #GiveThemBack. The...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 07 February 2019

Following a bipartisan request from military veterans Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV), the VA Inspector General has initiated an investigation of the agency’s suspicious “approval” in early 2018 for continued wasteful and cruel dog testing following a defund and restrictions enacted by Congress and the President....

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 29 January 2019

White Coat Waste Project spends every day investigating what the heck the National Institutes of Health (NIH) does with the $15 billion annually that it wastes on ineffective, stupid and often inhumane animal experiments.  It’s not always easy, since even the NIH told WCW that it’s not sure where the money goes! Thankfully, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 28 December 2018

White Coat Waste Project is proud to announce the recipients of its 3rd annual “Congressional Waste Warrior” awards. The award recognizes Members of Congress who have demonstrated outstanding leadership to expose and stop $15 billion in wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal experiments, an effort supported by a majority of Americans. Below are our 2018 honorees, who will receive...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 24 December 2018

In his new ”Seinfeld”-themed Waste Report, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)–a 2017 WCW Waste Warrior awardee— highlights some egregious government boondoggles that are, sadly, no joke. The Festivus Waste Report is here! It shines a spotlight on some of the wasteful spending and misplaced priorities that have helped the federal government place taxpayers on the hook for...