The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID), which is headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, was revealed to have funded experiments in Tunisia, Africa that exposed dogs to cruel conditions.
The Federalist reported that recently the White Coat Waste Project (WCW), a watchdog group, discovered that $375,800 of taxpayer money was being used to fund “drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hundreds of infected sand flies.” According to the report, the dogs were being “eaten alive” by the flies. The study included sedating the dogs and locking them in cages in the desert for nine straight days.
In July the WCW published a statement discussing the NIAID sending $424,455 of taxpayer money to the University of Georgia for experiments focusing on infecting beagles with parasite-carrying flies. Records showed the dogs were “vocalizing in pain.” These beagles were scheduled to be euthanized in June.
As a result of these reports, 14 House GOP members wrote a letter to the National Institute of Health director Francis Collins demanding answers. Collins also oversees the NIAID. “We are concerned that taxpayers are funding such projects in the first place, but are especially troubled that NIH-funded animal research in foreign countries is not subject to the same oversight that Congress has established for domestic animal research,” the letter read.
The letter addressed that the NIH was funding “gain of function” research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a subject that continues to be controversial in regard to the COVID-19 virus origin (The Post Millennial).
ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER
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