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WCW in the News

Life after the lab: Patched-up Violet the hound was used as surgery practice, while cats Delilah and Petite survived cannibalism experiments - all three now have loving homes thanks to adoption

“In November 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced a policy which forces research facilities to put healthy animals up for adoption or shelter after they have been involved in lab experiments. It followed a year-long campaign by the White Coat Waste (WCW) project watchdog, which Ms. Germany helped co-found the year before she took in Violet. Until 2019, it was left up to labs to decide what should be done with animals after their initial experiments were completed. Many euthanized them for convenience or to further their research.”

Sen. Paul Report: $482.3 Billion in Wasteful Government Spending in 2022

“$2.3 Million to Inject 6-Month Beagle Puppies With Cocaine. “The National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse gave SRI International $2.3 million to inject beagle puppies with cocaine,” states the report. “Watchdog group White Coat Waste Project (WCW) revealed that seven 6-month-old beagle puppies were implanted with a ‘telemetry unit,’ used monitor vitals, then were trained to wear a special jacket used to inject them with various drugs, including cocaine. What’s up with your government’s obsession with getting animals high?” asks the Festivus Report.”

Happy belated Festivus! Rand Paul targets wasteful animal experiments including beagles and cocaine

“This year there is $689,222 to study romance between parrots. What? There is $3M for NIH to watch hamsters fight on steroids. White Coat Waste Project once again is the first to expose federal waste in animal testing, such as $2.3M wasted by NIH to inject beagle puppies with cocaine, and $1.1M wasted by NIH to train mice to binge drink alcohol in the dark at a lab in Chile. Also funded is studying ants’ social life, and using mice to study racial aggression. In a speech on the Senate floor this week, Sen. Paul criticized the NIH’s puppy cocaine tests.”

The Omnibus Abomination

““The watchdog group White Coat Waste (WCW) found that, since 2017, the NIH has given the University of Concepcion in Chile $1,101,157115 to study the influence of glycine receptors on alcohol consumption….by training mice to get drunk,” the report continues.”