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.