Lawmakers Pull Tax Dollars for Painful Research on Dogs
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White Coat Waste Project
April 2018

The first time in American history that dog testing has been defunded at an entire federal government agency.

President Trump just signed a bill to defund most if not all of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs' painful dog experiments.

Veda, it's the first time in American history that dog testing has been defunded at an entire federal government agency and you made it happen!

Now we're working hard to adopt out the survivors and we need you to get it done again. Sign our petition: DEMAND THE VA ADOPT OUT THE SURVIVORS

Read Christian Broadcasting Network's coverage:

By Jennifer Wishon
March 28, 2018

WASHINGTON Here's an update to a story CBN News reported regarding your tax dollars being used for painful medical testing on puppies and dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country.

The spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last week de-funds the testing this fiscal year unless it meets strict criteria and is personally approved by VA Secretary David Shulkin.

That means little to no testing may be conducted this year.

The VA recently announced it's initiating an "in-depth internal review of existing canine research projects."

"We understand that this is a sensitive issue," said Sec. Shulkin in a statement, "We look forward to a time when research involving canines is no longer necessary to advance the health of our Veterans and are taking action to hasten that day, but until then, the agency has a duty to do everything in its power to develop new treatments to preserve and restore our Veterans' health."

"We're talking about tests like taking six-month-old puppies putting them on treadmills forcing them to run. Exhausted dogs, inducing heart attacks, sloppy and botched surgeries, restraint devices, drilling holes in their skulls, destroying their brains and charging taxpayers for it," White Coat Waste Project founder Anthony Bellotti tells CBN News.

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