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Billboard targets Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center for use of dogs in research

The first of four billboards targeting use of dogs in experiments at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities was erected here Monday by the national advocacy group, the White Coat Waste Project.

Congress must act on Veterans Affairs accountability reforms

Last month, VA Secretary David Shulkin took the rare step of endorsing VA reform legislation after existing rules prevented his agency from immediately firing an employee who was caught watching pornography while with a patient. This is a welcome development.

Case opened into concerns of animal abuse at McGuire VA

Following reports of possible animal abuse at McGuire Medical Center, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General confirms to 8News a case has been opened.

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Updates

WCW OFFERING $1,000 TO V.A. WHISTLEBLOWERS

WCW is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who has evidence of animal abuse or government waste in VA dog laboratories. Starting this week, people who work at the VA will begin seeing ads on Facebook encouraging them to confidentially come forward with information about animal welfare violations or other abuses inside VA animal laboratories.

VIDEO: LIBERTARIAN STAR SAYS CUT GOVERNMENT ANIMAL TESTS

Liberty-loving YouTube sensation Julie Borowski has a new video out just in time for tax day with a call to action: Stop taxpayer funding of animal experiments.

SENIOR GOP REP CHALLENGES V.A. DOG ABUSES

During an interview about WCW’s V.A. dog abuse investigation on Full Measure with Sharyl Atkisson, Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL)–a military veteran and co-chair of the House Animal Protection Caucus– announced that he has fired off a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General Michael Missal requesting an investigation into dog experimentation at the agency.

VIDEO: “DOGS ‘INTENTIONALLY INJURED,’ KILLED” AT VETS AFFAIRS LAB

Award-nominated reporter Kerri O’Brien at Richmond’s ABC affiliate WRIC investigates the controversy for this in-depth segment, and discusses WCW’s bipartisan work with Congress to expose and end these taxpayer-funded abuses.