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.