Americans by now are familiar with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s numerous lies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. But for years his NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) has been involved in something arguably worse: tormenting innocent animals who cannot defend themselves.
The group of 10 bipartisan lawmakers want the National Institutes of Health, which NIAID is an division under, to explain why it awarded a $1.8 million contract to use dogs for hay fever tests. Until July this year, the NIH planned to test an experimental hay fever drug before Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) caught wind of the barbaric action. This led to Fauci and NIAID cancelling the tests.
“Americans across the political spectrum have been horrified to learn their tax dollars are being wasted to subsidize NIH’s [National Institutes of Health] barbaric experiments on beagle puppies,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), who led the group of Republicans and Democrats, told the Washington Examiner. She called the experiments on dogs “outdated, unnecessary, and cruel.”
The other members of Congress to sign the letter were Reps. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), Greg Steube (R-Fla.), Mike Garcia (R-Calif.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Young Kim (R-Calif.), Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), and Dina Titus (D-Nev.).
Using Freedom Information Act requests, White Coat Waste Project, a taxpayer watchdog group, has revealed numerous downright evil experiments involving NIH. The agency has used taxpayer dollars on tests in which dogs are “bitten to death by flies,” poisoned, stripped of vocal cords, and tortured in foreign countries.
Back in August 2021, Cassandra Fairbanks at The Gateway Pundit published an exclusive report that the National Institutes of Health division that is led by Dr. Fauci shipped part of a $375,800 grant to the lab in Tunisia to infest beagles with parasites.
One of the tortures that the beagles were subjected to included locking their heads in mesh cages filled with infected sandflies so that the parasite-carrying insects could eat them alive.
Beagles are often used for these tests because of their gentle nature, even towards those who harm them.
There was a photo of the test, which is sure to haunt anyone with a conscience.
The nightmare for dogs did not stop there. The experimenters locked beagles alone in cages in the middle of the desert, isolated, for nine consecutive nights, to use as bait to attract more infectious sand flies. There is also a photo of this horror.
Another particularly infuriating experiment occurred between 2018 and 2019. NIH officials force-fed 44 beagle puppies with an experimental drug during the tests. The puppies had their vocal cords cut out so they could not bark in the lab while being tortured.
The cruelty gets worse. White Coat Waste uncovered in February that the NIH spent $2.3 million to filling dogs with numerous dangerous drugs, including cocaine. The NIAID also spent an additional $13.5 million injecting monkeys with Ebola and the Lassa virus. These deadly diseases result in brain damage, organ failure, and death.
Back in July, TGP’s Cassandra MacDonald reported the NIH used taxpayer dollars to purchase beagles for drug testing from a breeding facility shut down for animal cruelty. The facility was so horrifying that over 300 puppies died there from January to July of last year.
The NIH knows how evil and wasteful these experiments are but continues to abuse dogs in the most horrifying ways. Other government agencies have taken steps to save animals from unnecessary hell and curb animal testing. The members of congress note these facts in their letter:
“Other federal agencies, including the FDA, Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs have already launched laudable efforts to curb testing on dogs and other animals.”
“With no apparent plan in place to reduce inefficient and painful testing on dogs, the NIH is therefore an outlier among its peers. This is particularly notable given that the NIH has frequently acknowledged the wastefulness of animal testing.”
Congress has the power to save thousands of animal lives today by defunding the NIH unless they cease these experiments. Such a bill should gain support across the political aisle because animal welfare is one of the few remaining bipartisan endeavors.
As for Fauci and the rest of the demons at the NIH, arrests and imprisonment should be the next courses of action. One can make the case for putting the death penalty on the table as well.