The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other major news outlets have been documenting how the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pentagon, National Institutes of Health, and other agencies spend taxpayers’ money to abuse dogs:
- Death by Sand Flies: Infected sand flies are strapped to beagles’ bare skin, causing painful ulcers.
- Forced Vomiting: Dogs are cut open, their nerves severed, and electrodes are implanted on their intestines. They're then forced to vomit repeatedly.
- Forced Heart Attacks: "Snares" are tightened around dogs’ coronary arteries to induce heart attacks before they're killed and dissected.
Most agencies including the VA, DOD, FDA and CDC do not reveal details of how our taxpayer dollars are being used for experiments on dogs, but on one of the few projects for which spending data is available, NIH experimenters have used nearly $6 million of taxpayers' money since 2011 to give dogs heart attacks.
Please join us and encourage Members of Congress and the incoming administration to end this wasteful government spending on flawed research. Please sign our petition to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs!