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Whistleblower gives inside knowledge of dog experiments at McGuire VA Medical Center

A whistleblower is sharing inside knowledge about taxpayer funded animal experiments involving dogs at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond.

Federal Bill Introduced to Prevent Veterans Administration from Using Dogs in Studies

Wednesday evening it was announced that Reps. Dave Brat (R-VA) and Dina Titus (D-NV) have introduced the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act of 2017, or PUPPERS Act.

To woo public, Europe opens up on animal experiments, but U.S. less transparent

“A whitewash web page that includes content they choose to show—it’s just propaganda,” says Justin Goodman, vice president for advocacy and public policy at the White Coat Waste Project, a Washington, D.C.–based group that lobbies for transparency in U.S.-funded animal research.

Brat Bill Would Limit VA Dog Experiments

Virginia Rep. Dave Brat introduced legislation limiting experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals. The Republican introduced the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act, also known as the PUPPERS Act, with Nevada Democratic Rep. Dina Titus.

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V.A. WHISTLEBLOWER: IRAQ WAR VET LEAKS PHOTOS OF ABUSED DOGS AT RICHMOND LAB

A brave Iraq war veteran who works at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Richmond, Virginia has come forward with disturbing new details about the facility where more than 100 dogs are “set to die” in abusive and wasteful forced heart attack experiments and other painful cardiac studies first exposed by WCW and called “torture” by Richmond-area Congressman Dave Brat.

CONGRESS UNVEILS PUPPERS ACT TO DEFUND V.A. DOG EXPERIMENTS

This week, at an event co-hosted with WCW, Reps. Dave Brat (R-VA) and Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced their bipartisan PUPPERS Act (HR 3197), which would prohibit taxpayers’ money from being spent on painful dog experiments at the V.A. PUPPERS is an acronym that stands for Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species.

NYC BAR ASSOCIATION ENDORSES FACT ACT

The Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, a White Coat Waste Project-endorsed bill that would require federal agencies to disclose much more information about the poisoning tests they do on animals–including for cosmetics— has been picking up steam. The bill has over 60 bipartisan cosponsors and now the support of the prestigious New York City (NYC) Bar Association.

SENS. KAINE AND WARNER CALL FOR REFORMS AT RICHMOND V.A. DOG LABS

Following a damning Department of Veterans Affairs report documenting animal welfare violations and oversight failures in dog experimentation laboratories at the Richmond VA Medical Center, U.S. Senators from Virginia Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have joined other Congress members calling for reforms.