White Coat Waste Project campaign success. Congress votes to defund Pentagon’s dog and cat experiments

Following White Coat Waste Project’s recent investigation exposing DOD’s wasteful and cruel $1 million drug tests that poisoned beagles, Congress just voted to defund the Pentagon’s dog and cat experiments. The bill marks the first time Congress has voted to prohibit all DOD spending on dog and cat experiments. This is another success by WCW in saving tax dollars while protecting animals from government funded experiments.

White Coat Waste Project campaign success. Congress votes to defund Pentagon’s dog and cat experiments
White Coat Waste Project campaign success. Congress votes to defund Pentagon’s dog and cat experiments. Image by MikeB based on images from WCW with their permission.
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The House just unanimously passed a bipartisan WCW-backed amendment to the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act that cuts funding for the DOD’s experimentation on dogs and cats. The bipartisan amendment was introduced by Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and co-sponsored by House Armed Services Committee Members Reps. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Don Davis (D-NC).

The move builds on WCW’s years of successful work with Congress to defund cruel government experimentation on pets.

Last week, the House voted to renew legislation that WCW has worked on for years that defunds and eliminates dog and cat testing at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a result, the VA hasn’t abused any dogs or cats in experiments for over two years.  WCW is also working with Reps. Mace, Moskowitz and Davis to pass the PAAW Act to defund the National Institutes of Health’s painful dog and cat testing.

Below is statement from Justin Goodman, Senior Vice President, White Coat Waste Project

“We’re proud of this major victory for animals and taxpayers and we applaud Reps. Jared Moskowitz, Nancy Mace, and Don Davis for their bipartisan leadership to stop the Pentagon’s pet abuse. White Coat Waste Project uncovered how the Pentagon is still wasting millions of our money to poison puppies and kill kittens in outdated and unnecessary experiments that are opposed by a supermajority of taxpayers: Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike. Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for the DOD to butcher beagles and cripple kittens in wasteful experiments. In recent years, we’ve defunded and eliminated dog and cat testing at the Department of Veterans Affairs and now the DOD needs to follow suit. The solution is simple: Stop the money. Stop the madness!

Justin Goodman, Senior Vice President, White Coat Waste Project

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The White Coat Waste Project is an organization that advocates against animal testing funded by the government. They present themselves as fiscal conservatives and animal rights activists, arguing that taxpayer money is being wasted on cruel and unnecessary experiments. Here’s a summary of their viewpoints:

  • Against animal testing: They believe most animal testing is wasteful and that alternative methods should be used.
  • Focus on taxpayer money: They argue that the government shouldn’t fund animal testing, framing it as a financial issue.

It’s important to note that there are criticisms of the White Coat Waste Project as well. Some accusations include:

  • Misinformation: They’ve been accused of spreading misinformation about Dr. Anthony Fauci and the origins of COVID-19.
  • Political ties: Critics claim they have ties to right-wing political groups and that their activism may not be purely based on animal welfare.
  • Legality: The organization has faced accusations of illegal activity, including misuse of funds and improper lobbying tactics.

Here are some resources to learn more about the White Coat Waste Project:

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