Wounded Warrior Speaks Up For Dogs
These efforts have drawn support from Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump and adviser to her Donald’s re-election campaign, who called the experiments "cruel and ineffective.”
Rep. Titus, D-NV, is co-sponsor of the legislation to stop the experiments, told USA TODAY she believes VA officials tried to pull off a “fast shuffle” between Shulkin and other appointees who led the agency.
VA documents show five studies are being performed at two facilities, down from 13 at six facilities a few years ago. The VA shut down two dog experiments in Los Angeles, one after researchers determined mice could be used instead of dogs. In Milwaukee experiments included removing sections of dogs’ brains to test neurons that control breathing before the animals were killed by lethal injection.