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8News looks deeper into animal research at McGuire Medical Center

We uncovered botched surgeries resulting in dog deaths, but now we’re learning it’s not just a few fatal mistakes. Through a Freedom of Information Act request obtained by the animal rights group White Coat Waste Project, 8News has learned that mostly all of the canines involved in the project are set to die.

Using dogs in VA medical experiments must end

There are more than 1,000 dogs experimented on by the VA and other federal agencies each year. Another 60,000 are used in non-government laboratories. The most common breed used is beagles because, as one government website puts it, of “their convenient size and docile nature.” Other breeds currently being used in experiments include hounds, mixed-breeds, and even golden retrievers.

Anthony Bellotti, founder of the White Coat Waste Project

Anthony Bellotti — founder of the White Coat Waste Project—describes his formative years, and the role animals played in them, highlighting his pivotal experience as a high school student, when he worked as an intern in an animal experimentation lab, and was horrified by what he witnessed.

Documents Show Notorious VA Doctor Killed Another Dog In Botched Surgery

Documents show that the notorious Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctor implicated in numerous botched animal surgeries killed yet another dog in 2016 after slicing into the dog’s chest.

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VIDEO: 100+ DOGS AT RICHMOND V.A. LAB ARE “SET TO DIE”

A new analysis of documents obtained by White Coat Waste Project detailing painful taxpayer-funded dog experiments at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) has concluded that “mostly all of the canines involved in the project are set to die.”

DOG TRAUMA EXPERT: END VETS AFFAIRS DOG EXPERIMENTS (OP-ED)

In a new  Allentown Morning Call op-eda psychology researcher who specializes in trauma suffered by animals in laboratories calls on Congress to end abusive dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

USAF VETERAN REP. TED LIEU: ‘V.A. IS ABUSING DOGS’

“We were not aware of it, and frankly no one was aware of it,” Lieu said. “No federal agency should be doing that. If this is true, these dogs are being abused.”

FORMER VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DIRECTOR: STOP VA DOG EXPERIMENTS

A former Department of Veterans Affairs attorney and Republican staff director of the House Veterans Affairs Committee isn’t pulling punches when it comes to the V.A.’s abuse of dogs in wasteful experiments.