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August 06, 2020 - Military.com

USA: VA Continues to 'Torture' Cats in Medical Research, Rights Group Claims

USA: VA Continues to 'Torture' Cats in Medical Research, Rights Group Claims
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Documents obtained by a taxpayer watchdog group shows that the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to conduct experiments on cats for medical research, even as Congress considers the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act, legislation intended to halt most VA animal testing.

Since at least 2015, the Cleveland VA has been "torturing cats as young as 6 months old in disturbing constipation and incontinence experiments," which involve implanting electrodes to stimulate their bladders or colons, injecting artificial stool, and snapping their spines, said Justin Goodman, vice president of advocacy and public policy at the White Coat Waste Project, in a statement.

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