HR 1155, Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act, would stop the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from using dogs for painful research. This bill would prohibit the VA from purchasing, breeding, transporting, housing, feeding, maintaining, disposing of or experimenting on dogs as part of any study that would cause suffering to dogs. This includes experiments where analgesics are administered to deal with pain.
This bill was introduced last session, in response to investigations at VA facilities around the country that revealed dogs are being used for cruel and wasteful experiments at the taxpayers’ expense. Let’s redouble our efforts to finally get this humane legislation passed this session!
Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to give their full support to this bill, bringing an end to these government-sponsored, inhumane and wasteful experiments on “man’s best friend.”