Tell Congress: Pass the PUPPERS Act
The PUPPERS Act (HR 1155) would end cruel and wasteful dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
White Coat Waste Project has exposed how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been using your tax dollars to conduct wasteful and painful experiments on dogs. VA's experiments have included giving 6-month-old hound puppies heart attacks, drilling into beagles' skulls, and severing "friendly" dogs' spinal cords. Until WCW stopped them in 2019, the VA was the only agency conducting "maximum pain" experiments on dogs in which significant pain is unrelieved.
Following our campaigning, most of the VA's dog labs have been shut down and Congress has enacted legislation to phase out the rest by 2025. This is major progress, but the VA is still hurting dogs with your money in the meantime.
Urge your Congress members to cosponsor the bipartisan Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act (HR 1155) to permanently stop taxpayers' money from being spent on the VA's wasteful and cruel dog experiments.