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Conflicting stories about who approved canine research at the VA

A federal law passed earlier this year requires the VA secretary to give direct approval for this taxpayer-funded research at the VA. This is important because if Shulkin didn't okay it, the VA could be in violation of federal law.

KERRI O’BRIEN: ‘Someone is lying about who approved the continued deadly dog experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs… 8News exposed McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond is still buying dogs for the studies despite federal and state legislation to stop it. At the time, the VA told 8News that former VA Secretary David Shulkin approved the continued canine research. However, 8News has been in contact with Shulkin and he has something different to say. This is important because if Shulkin didn’t okay it, the VA could be in violation of federal law… A federal law passed earlier this year requires the VA secretary to give direct approval for this taxpayer-funded research at the VA…

Local animal activists who have stood in front of McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond protesting the deadly dog testing say Congress needs to question these conflicting reports. Todd Woodson, Administrator of the RVA Animal Advocacy Alliance and district leader with the Humane Society says, “really an investigation is in order, a full investigation”… The research involves surgically implanting the dogs with pacemakers. All of the dogs are euthanized at the end of the experiments’. SOURCE…

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