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  • Writer's pictureGina Scrofano

House To Vote On 'PUPPERS Act', Prohibiting Cruel VA Tax-Funded Dog Experiments

The United States House of Representatives will vote as early as today on an appropriations bill amendment, Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act of 2017 (PUPPERS Act).

Republican Representative Dave Brat (VA) and Democrat Representative Dina Titus (NV) introduced the PUPPERS Act, following a request by nonpartisan group, the White Coat Waste Project, that has been working for years with a mission to reduce egregious and unnecessary taxpayer-funded animal experiments.

The White Coat Waste Project's Freedom of Information Act request, led to an investigation into experiments conducted at Veterans Affairs hospitals by 8News (ABC News, Virginia), and what the documentation revealed, was horrific.

In a statement, Rep. Brat referred to the experiments as, “disturbing” and “almost on the scale of torture.”

Rep. Brat also stated, “We must have quality health care for our veterans and the best medical research, but I believe there are alternative and more humane methods that can lead to similar medical breakthrough."

We couldn't agree more. Justifications of cruel and torturous animal experiments are based on outdated science and can be replaced with less expensive and efficient methods, which have been proven more beneficial to humans.

1. Find Your House Representative Here

2. Call Your Representative

Call Your House Representative ASAP and Urge their support of the of the Brat-Titus Amendment, PUPPERS Act of 2017.

Example: "My name is (your name), from (town) and I am calling to urge Representative (Rep. name) to please vote YES on the Brat-Titus Amendment, the PUPPERS Act of 2017, which would amend Appropriations Bill HR 3219, to prevent egregious and unnecessary taxpayer-funded dog experiments."

Related Resources

Straight Twist, Logo, Animal Welfare


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