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The federal government is still testing cosmetics on animals, despite wanting to ban the practice

Earlier this month, Congress reintroduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which aims to ban animal testing of cosmetic products as well as the sale of any cosmetics that were either tested on animals or use ingredients that were tested on animals. While the Humane Cosmetics Act would make it illegal for both private and governmental bodies to conduct such experiments, it seems cosmetic companies in the United States have already stopped testing their products on animals anyway. The federal government, however, has not.

Petition Urging VA Secretary To End Dog Experiments Hits 60,000 Signatures

More than 60,000 people have now signed a petition asking for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to end dog experiments. The petition, started by veterans and the White Coat Waste Project on Change.org, decries the VA’s use of taxpayer dollars to “abuse and kill dogs in wasteful experiments.”

Los Angeles VA Drops Plan for Cruel Experiment on Dogs

The LA VA planned to inject 18 of the narcoleptic dogs with methamphetamines every day for six months. After that ordeal, the poor dogs would then be killed and dissected to see how the drugs had affected the production of histamines in their brains.

Taxpayer Watchdog Group Sues Department Of Veterans Affairs For Hidden Info On Dog Experiments Photo of Jonah Bennett

The White Coat Waste Project filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Richmond VA for refusing to divulge the names of researchers involved in dog experiments, the funding sources for these projects and project titles on records released to the watchdog group via Freedom of Information Act Request on March 1.

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WCW EXPOSÉ: COSMETICS TESTING ON ANIMALS WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS

A new White Coat Waste Project analysis of more than 100 chemicals, foods, herbal supplements and other substances being tested on animals (or soon to be) by the federal National Toxicology Program found that cosmetics and their ingredients are among the compounds on the list that are each undergoing numerous animal tests.

DOG EXPERIMENTS PIT VETERANS AGAINST THE V.A.

White Coat Waste Project, Republicans and Democrats in Congress and more than 350,000 taxpayers are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end its cruel and unnecessary experiments on dogs. Now, the brave military veterans that the VA is supposed to be serving are speaking out against this waste and abuse.

WCW SUES THE VA FOR WITHHOLDING INFORMATION ON DOG EXPERIMENTS

White Coat Waste Project has filed a lawsuit against the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Richmond, Virginia for unlawfully withholding critical information related to its deadly and wasteful experiments on puppies, which have been widely criticized by Congress and taxpayers. The story first broke in The Daily Caller.

LA TIMES: LOS ANGELES V.A. STOPS DOG EXPERIMENTS

The Los Angeles Times just reported on White Coat Waste Project’s first big victory against the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (V.A.) taxpayer-funded dog experiments, stating that “the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center has halted planned tests on narcoleptic dogs.”