Animal Rights Zone

Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism

Stop Wasteful Spending of Tax Dollars to Fund Unnecessary Animal Research

Following up on this matter here is what we need to do A lot of controversy has been going on in my home state of Virginia concerning our local VA Hospital conducting useless and wasteful experiment on dogs funded by our Federal tax dollars as well as Virginia's tax dollars.

Our one Congressional Delegate to the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. was fortunate to get a bill introduced called the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act of 2017 or the PUPPERS Act of 2017, Bill Number H.R.3197 which would stop this wasteful use of our tax dollars.

If Congress wants to reduce wasteful spending and thus reduce our taxes this is one way to start Even the researches themselves found out those experiments were a complete failure in attempting what they wanted to accomplish. Here are just a few of their comments

“Mice are mice, and people are people. If we look to the mouse to model every aspect of the disease for man and to model cures, WE’RE JUST WASTING OUR TIME—Dr. Clif Barry, Chief of Tuberculosis Research Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease”

“We have moved away from studying human disease in humans. We all drank the kool-aid on that one, me included. The problem is that it hasn’t worked, and it’s time we stopped dancing around the problem…We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies FOR USE IN HUMANS to understand disease biology in humans—Elias Zerhouni, former Director of the National Institutes of health.”

“[Researchers] are so ingrained in trying to cure mice that they forget that we’re TRYING TO CURE HUMANS—Dr. Ronald W. Davis, Stanford University.”

“The History of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades and IT SIMPLY DIDN’T WORK IN HUMANS—Dr. Richards Klauser, Former Director of the National Cancer Institute”

“Currently, nine out of ten experimental drugs FAIL in clinical studies because we cannot accurately predict how they will behave in people based on laboratory and animal studies—Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services”

“Patients have been too patient with basic research. Most of our best people work on lab animals, Not people. But this has NOT RESULTED IN CURES or even significantly helped most patients—Dr. Ralph Steinman, Immunologist at Rockefeller University”

Please write your Congressional delegation to support this legislation and not only help these poor animal but reduce your Federal and state tax load as well.

Views: 33

Reply to This


  • Add Videos
  • View All

ARZone Podcasts!

Please visit this webpage to subscribe to ARZone podcasts using iTunes


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Follow ARZone!

Please follow ARZone on:




A place for animal advocates to gather and discuss issues, exchange ideas, and share information.

Creative Commons License
Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) by ARZone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) Disclaimer

Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) is an animal rights site. As such, it is the position of ARZone that it is only by ending completely the use of other animal as things can we fulfill our moral obligations to them.

Please read the full site disclosure here.

Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) Mission Statement

Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) exists to help educate vegans and non-vegans alike about the obligations human beings have toward all other animals.

Please read the full mission statement here.





© 2022   Created by Animal Rights Zone.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service