White Coat Waste Exposes U.S. Government’s Asinine Experiments
Millions of Americans are experiencing food insecurity and losing their homes. So, what does the US government choose to spend our precious tax dollars on? Constipated cats! I wish I was joking, but there are actually taxpayer-funded experiments designed to get cats constipated.
There are also U.S. government labs aiming leaf blowers at lizards and making them run on treadmills. Cutting open kitten skulls? Yep, you’re paying for that too.
Agencies such as the Veterans Administration, National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration, to name a few, fund brutal experiments on animals that do nothing to advance our health.
Enter White Coat Waste! This organization is a powerhouse advocate for animals in our nation’s capital, determined to end unnecessary, wasteful, and horrifically cruel, taxpayer-funded experiments on animals.
Watch Jane Velez-Mitchell’s interview with White Coat Waste Vice President Justin Goodman
Government Funded Sadists
The excuses these pseudo-scientists use to subject animals to extreme suffering would be laughable… except that the torture these animals endure is all too real. If they weren’t hiding behind the facade of “science,” these sociopaths and sadists in lab coats would most certainly be arrested on animal cruelty charges.
“A lot of people don’t realize that the federal government is the single largest funder of animal testing in the entire world. The US government spends about 20 billion dollars — it’s probably actually more than that right now with the NIH budget just getting a raise — so, over 20 billion dollars on animal testing each year.” Justin Goodman, White Coat Waste
Bipartisan Horror over Extreme Torture and Waste
These government agencies systematically hide the truth from the public, going to extreme lengths to fight Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for videotape and other documentation of the experiments. “What allows these projects to continue is secrecy. The funding is secretive, the details are secretive, Americans don’t even have access –in most cases– to the results of these studies,” explains Goodman.
However, when organizations like White Coat Waste do obtain the videos, it often leads to outrage from elected officials on both sides of the aisle. In an era where Democrats and Republicans often find it difficult to talk or even be in the same room with one another, this shared outrage over animal abuse is one of the few areas where they can find common ground.
News Media Turns a Blind Eye
Mainstream media generally steers clear of questioning these big agencies about animal abuse in testing, especially ones that claim to be working in the interest of “public health,” another smokescreen that provides cover for “scientists” who often do the same torturous animal experiments, not once, but for decades on end. Why? Follow the money. Animal torture is big business. The universities, the vivisectors, they’re all making lots of money off of it. And, it’s YOUR money.
“There is an institutional bias in the media that discourages questioning the commoditization of animals in our society,” Velez-Mitchell explains. “For example, recently, a quarter of a million chickens were burned alive in a Florida warehouse fire, and the journalists reported that nobody was hurt because no humans died. This is speciesism at work and it’s the same mentality when it comes to animals trapped in labs.”
Unnecessary, Cruel, and Ineffective
Change is Coming
“If you look at public opinion polling, a growing majority of Americans, a growing majority of taxpayers, a growing majority of voters, do not want their money spent on this stuff,” says Goodman.
Organizations like White Coat Waste shine a light on the horrible truth. This enables the public to become aware and take action in the form of good, old-fashioned, animal rights activism. Click here to get involved. Remember, it’s your money they’re wasting.