Pippin, a former animal researcher, believes that Texas A&M is simply continuing with the study because they have the money to do so. The project has received over $5 million in federal grant money, despite producing no new information on the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome in 17 years.
To help put a stop to what PCRM sees as wasteful spending, the organization is even calling on one of its biggest opponents -- Senator Ted Cruz -- to join their fight. Though not exactly an animal welfare advocate, Cruz is undeniably influential. "Some say that Ted Cruz shut down the entire government," Pippin said, "and if he can do that, he can shut down these wasteful experiments in his own state."
If you live in Texas and want to put a stop to A&M's cruel experiment, you can contact Ted Cruz yourself.