To STOP taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs, monkeys, cats and other animals, we must stop wasteful government spending. Our approach? Drain the swamp: cut federal spending that hurts animals and Americans.
The vast majority of wasteful, duplicative, and cruel animal experiments are paid for with taxpayers’ money — and without taxpayers’ approval. Tackling the problem where it originates is the best way of stopping animal experiments before they even begin. Wasteful and careless spending on federal grants, contracts, experiments inside the government’s own laboratories, and other congressional subsidies all contribute to the problem and give experimenters the wrong incentives.
The problem is so big that no one knows how much taxpayer money is spent on animal experiments each year, who is spending it or how many animals are used and killed. With virtually no accountability or transparency, animal experimenters hop on the gravy train and often ride it for decades at great expense to taxpayers without producing anything of value, draining resources from meaningful research and public health programs.
The White Coat Waste Project is tackling the age-old problem of wasteful animal experimentation with new strategies. We are going right to the source–the more than $12 billion in government funding squandered on these wasteful and cruel studies each year. By shining much-needed sunlight on this spending, holding agencies accountable, and defunding wasteful projects, we’re changing the landscape of scientific research. The goal: to save animals, and ensure scarce research dollars aren’t thrown away on wasteful projects that have not–and will not ever–help the very people paying for them.
How We Do It
The White Coat Waste Project’s team of seasoned issue advocates, scientists, doctors and political strategists combines grassroots tactics, media campaigns, diverse coalitions, open records laws and lobbying to shake up how and how much government spends on wasteful animal experiments. We’re the only group focused on bringing together waste hawks, science advocates, animal-lovers and liberty-lovers to cut spending that hurts animals.