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Comstock honored for cutting experiments on dogs

White Coat Waste Project Vice President Justin Goodman presents Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) with the Congressional Waste Warrior Award Dec. 20 in her Sterling Office for her work in reducing testing on dogs by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Courtesy Photo
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) was honored this month as a 2017 Congressional Waste Warrior recipient for her work in reducing animal experiments.

The White Coat Waste Project (WCW), an advocacy group that works to end unnecessary animal experiments, presented the award to Comstock and 14 other members of Congress.

Comstock was honored for co-sponsoring the bipartisan PUPPERS Act to end painful and wasteful dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs and co-sponsoring the Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing Act to improve oversight of federal programs charged with promoting the use of superior, cost-efficient alternatives to animal testing, WCW officials said.

She was also recognized for meeting with WCW and a whistleblower from the Richmond Veterans Affairs office who helped expose “maximum pain” experiments on dogs to discuss holding VA accountable and protecting whistleblowers.

“Having fought animal abuse throughout my career and currently serving as chairwoman of a research oversight subcommittee, I’m especially proud to be recognized by White Coat Waste Project for my bipartisan work to stop unnecessary and painful government experiments on dogs, cats and other animals,” Comstock said in a prepared statement.

White Coat Waste Project is a bipartisan taxpayer watchdog group that represents more than 400,000 animal lovers opposed to $15 billion in federal spending on animal experiments.


I guess we will never know if flea collars really work.

wow—what an accomplishment….

Great job Barbara!

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