“Fauci” has apparently become a popular name for dogs during the pandemic, but their namesake is no friend to animals.
Last month, our taxpayer watchdog group [White Coat Waste Project] exposed how Dr. Fauci’s division at the National Institutes of Health [NIH] has been funding wasteful and deadly experiments on beagles in the U.S. and abroad. Records show that some of the dogs “vocalized in pain.” Beagles are chosen by the NIH because of their small size and submissive nature; they’re easy to abuse.
In China, Fauci’s division funded the now-notorious coronavirus gain-of-function experiments on bats and genetically engineered “humanized” mice that many experts in the scientific and intelligence communities believe caused the COVID pandemic through a lab leak.
And in Fauci’s own laboratories near the nation’s capital, countless primates, bunnies and other animals are subjected to excruciating experiments in which significant pain is induced and intentionally left untreated. Records we obtained show that animals in the federal labs Fauci oversees are left to suffer from paralysis, pain, distress, hemorrhaging, fever and bleeding.
No matter what you think about Dr. Fauci’s work on COVID or other public health issues, one thing is clear: Fauci earns an “F” when it comes to taxpayer-funded animal testing.
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A recent national survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that most Americans oppose vivisection — the use of animals in research and experimentation that harms the animals — because such exploitation of animals subjects them to horrifying cruelty, and because a host of less costly modern alternatives such as advanced studies of human cells and tissues lead to more accurate and useful information for people.
Over the years, reliance on vivisection has actually been detrimental to human welfare. To cite just a few examples: Albert Sabin, one of the creators of the polio vaccine, admitted to a congressional committee that “work on prevention was delayed by an erroneous conception of the nature of the human disease, based on misleading experimental models in monkeys.”
Manufacturers withdrew two of America’s most popular diet drugs after a major study confirmed that many healthy women had developed serious heart valve defects from using the drugs. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official explained that “no one had initially thought to examine patients’ hearts, because animal studies had never revealed heart abnormalities.” And because animal experiments didn’t establish tobacco’s link to lung cancer, warning labels on cigarettes were delayed for many years.
The efforts of anti-vivisection societies — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, White Coat Waste Project, Last Chance for Animals, SHARK and other animal protection organizations — in their endeavors to abolish vivisection have found support from many scientists, physicians, nurses, veterinarians and others who regard vivisection the same way as the famed psychoanalyst C.G. Jung: “During my medical education I found vivisection horrible; barbarous and above all unnecessary.”
Or as Linn Paulis, a polio victim, concluded, “I would not want to promote research on animals — fortunately, only my back is twisted, not my mind.”
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, an internationally recognized expert on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, doesn’t have a twisted back, but does have a twisted mind in regards to his continuing strong support for vivisection.
Among Fauci’s many projects involving the senseless torture of animals is his expenditure of $400,000 to the University of Georgia to infect 28 beagles with disease-causing parasites. The dogs were given an experimental treatment and then introduced to biting flies that carry a parasite known to be harmful to humans.
The beagles were reportedly allowed to suffer for three months before they were euthanized so their blood could be collected.
Parasite experiments on beagles in Tunisia, Africa, were supported by a $375,800 grant from Fauci’s department at the National Institutes of Health, even though the NIH has no oversight in Tunisia. While laws protecting animals used in experiments in the U.S. are weak and laxly enforced, Tunisia has no laws protecting these animals. Thus, taxpayer funds were used to lock the heads of live beagles in mesh bags filled with hundreds of infected sand flies.
An investigation by the White Coat Waste Project also reported that in a second part of the Fauci-funded experiments in Tunisia, experimenters locked beagles in cages alone in the desert for nine consecutive nights, using them as bait to attract infectious sand flies. Prior to using the parasite-infected flies in these experiments, the flies were starved so they would be hungry and would feed on the dogs, who were then eaten alive by the flies.
There is evidence that Fauci funded China’s dangerous coronavirus experiments on animals that may have initiated the COVID-19 pandemic.
In July, a coalition of House Republicans issued a letter demanding answers from the NIH regarding its funding of overseas animal experimentation. They should be joined by all Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate to stop such awful experiments in America, as well as abroad.
Other federal agencies are also vivisection-oriented, including the Department of Veterans Affairs. Among other horror stories of VA vivisection, cats had holes drilled in their skulls and were suffocated — their oxygen cut off as part of an asphyxiation experiment.
It is especially disturbing to me when doctors violate their oaths to “do no harm” by supporting or participating in such experiments — which calls to mind the evil Dr. Josef Mengele and the other Nazi physicians who conducted vile experiments on concentration camp inmates. The dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, birds, frogs, guinea pigs, rats, mice and other animals victimized by vivisection suffer just as much as the humans suffered during the Nazi experiments.
The Trump administration expedited the COVID-19 vaccine by bypassing many animal-based protocols usually required before human trials. Fauci explained that skipping these protocols was justifiable, that animal-based experiments are unreliable indicators of how humans will react.
Fauci, although aware of vivisection’s shortcomings, nevertheless continues to support it. While there is debate about other aspects of Fauci’s job performance, his support for inhumane and unnecessary animal experimentation would justify his removal from the position of responsibility and trust he now holds.
I also believe Fauci’s boss, vivisection-oriented NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, should also be replaced by a director guided by the need to eliminate archaic and barbaric animal experimentation and research.
As individuals and as a nation, let’s follow what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” by choosing kindness over cruelty.
Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on cruel puppy experiments
Christian Spencer, The Hill / Changing America, Oct. 22, 2021
Report on White Coat Waste Project revelation re: NIH funding
“Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive,” White Coat Waste said.
Story at a glance:
- A bipartisan letter demands answers from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser.
- House members, most of whom are Republicans, want Fauci to explain himself in response to allegations brought on by the White Coat Waste Project that involve drugging puppies.
- Allegedly, 44 beagle puppies were used in a North Africa laboratory, and some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed so scientists could work without incessant barking.
A bipartisan letter demands answers from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser.
The White Coat Waste Project, the nonprofit organization that first pointed out that U.S. taxpayers were being used to fund the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology, have now turned its sights on Anthony Fauci on another animal-testing-related matter — infecting dozens of beagles with disease-causing parasites to test an experimental drug on them.
House members, most of whom are Republicans, want Fauci to explain himself in response to allegations brought on by the White Coat Waste Project that involve drugging puppies.
According to the White Coat Waste Project, the Food and Drug Administration does not require drugs to be tested on dogs, so the group is asking why the need for such testing.
White Coat Waste claims that 44 beagle puppies were used in a Tunisia, North Africa, laboratory, and some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed, allegedly so scientists could work without incessant barking.
Leading the effort is Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), writing a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saying the cordectomies are “cruel” and a “reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”
“Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive,” White Coat Waste told Changing America. “They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies.”
Mace’s letter was signed by Reps. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Scott Franklin (R-Fla.), Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.), Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.), Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Fred Keller (R-Pa.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Lisa McClain (R-Mich.), Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Maria E. Salazar (R-Fla.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Changing America.
by By Natalie Warhit, One Green Planet, Sept. 2021
About 40,000 dogs, cats, primates, and other animals are confined inside U.S. government labs for wasteful and cruel experimentation every year. Many of these animals die during the testing.
Disturbingly, virtually all of the animals who manage to survive these experiments are killed, even when they are healthy enough to live happy lives in loving homes or animal sanctuaries.
You’re probably wondering the obvious question: Why? The frustrating answer is that the labs simply find it more convenient to kill them.
Taxpayers “bought” these survivors. We bankrolled their experiments. So White Coat Waste Project (WCW) launched a historic campaign to make the feds “Give Them Back.”
Congress Steps Up
Lawmakers just re-introduced the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experiments and Research (AFTER) Act (HR 5244)—also known as Violet’s Law after a sweet hound dog adopted from a taxpayer-funded lab by a WCW board member—to make lab animal adoption an option across the entire federal government.
Until Violet was adopted, she was only known as #CEGMBN – the government ID tattooed in her ear. Like the other dogs in her lab, Violet was bred just to be used for cruel taxpayer-funded experimentation.
In her time confined in a lab, Violet had never been outside or felt grass. Thankfully, Violet was given the chance to be adopted into a home where she is now cared for and loved. Unfortunately, most lab animals do not have the same lucky fate. Violet’s Law will help save more animals just like her.
The bipartisan WCW-backed bill is led in the House by Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) and in the Senate by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Gary Peters (D-MI).
If passed, Violet’s Law would ensure all government agencies have policies in place that allow survivors of animal testing inside government labs to be adopted or retired.
Rep. Boyle told reporters, “These animals deserve a second chance and the AFTER Act will ensure that federal agencies have plans in place to identify suitable homes for dogs, cats, monkeys, and other animals that survive government experiments.”
Rep. Mace stated, “It’s cruel and unnecessary to euthanize dogs, cats, and other animals in federal research labs that are healthy enough to be adopted out and live happy lives.”
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In addition to the re-introducing Violet’s Law, Reps. Boyle, Mace, and colleagues championed a life-saving lab animal adoption measure in the federal spending bill for 2022.
While some federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, have enacted lab animal retirement policies following WCW efforts, the United States Department of Agriculture is one of the many federal agencies that has refused to create such a policy.
Thanks to advocacy from Reps. Boyle and Mace, the House of Representatives passed legislation directing the USDA to create a retirement plan for animals no longer needed in experiments.
The Clock is Ticking for Lab Animal Survivors
The early ending of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ monkey experiments at its Minneapolis lab exemplifies the urgent need to pass Violet’s Law.
The Minneapolis VA spent $7 million taxpayer dollars to drill holes into monkeys’ skulls and inject them with hallucinogenic drugs to damage their brains. Fortunately, following pressure from WCW and Congress, these experiments ended early. However, this victory is bittersweet.
While no more monkeys will be subjected to this cruel and wasteful experiment, documents obtained by WCW show that the VA refused to retire any of the primates and killed every monkey who survived this abuse.
If given a chance, these monkeys could have finally experienced life at a sanctuary outside the metal cages and pain they knew all their lives, like the monkeys WCW saved from $5.5 million nicotine experiments at the FDA. This unfortunate ending at the VA is a perfect example of why we need Violet’s Law in place.
Survivors of animal testing are currently sitting inside federal labs and need our help before it’s too late. Taxpayers bought these animals, and deserve to be allowed to give them a second chance.Advertisement
It is absurd that healthy survivors of wasteful and abusive government animal experiments are killed instead of given the opportunity to be adopted into loving homes or retired to reputable sanctuaries.
We need your help to ensure that government agencies have policies that allow animals who survive testing inside federal labs to have the second chance at life they deserve.
Please urge your lawmakers to cosponsor Violet’s Law to make adoption an option across federal animal labs.Urge Your Lawmakers to Cosponsor Violet’s LawClick Here to Sign Petition
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