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...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 21 December 2018

UPDATE (4/2/19): Following a year-long White Coat Waste Project campaign, the USDA announced that its kitten slaughterhouse will close permanently and the 14 surviving cats will be adopted out. Read more. Original post (12/21/18) Following a free speech lawsuit filed by White Coat Waste Project in October 2018, the Maryland Transit Administration has agreed to...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 20 December 2018

UPDATE (4/2/19): Following a year-long White Coat Waste Project campaign, the USDA announced that its kitten slaughterhouse will close permanently and the 14 surviving cats will be adopted out. Read more. Original post (12/20/18) Kittens locked in secretive and cruel government labs are getting an early Christmas gift. As reported by CNN, Reason, and others, Senator Jeff...

Posted by Anthony Bellotti | 04 December 2018

  Earlier this year, following a national WCW campaign, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration canceled nicotine addiction testing on monkeys and committed to sending the primates to an accredited sanctuary.  Now, as reported in a feature by CNN, the monkeys have reached their retirement home in Florida at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. This is the first...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 19 November 2018

We’re proud to announce that White Coat Waste Project is the recipient of the 2018 Public Awareness prize from LUSH Cosmetics.  WCW accepted the award, along with a check for £50,000 (approx. $64,000) to support our work to continue exposing and ending taxpayer-funded animal experiments, at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany on November 16. WCW founder...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 16 November 2018

While agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs drag their feet and stall efforts to reduce wasteful government animal experiments, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is setting the standard for how it should be done. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has just announced a robust plan to develop a test to replace deadly experiments on...