When he’s not being grilled by a Senate committee, or posing for Time Magazine’s person of the year cover, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are spending millions in taxpayer dollars experimenting on puppies – and PETA has had enough.
“Our position is clear, PETA wrote on Twitter. “ALL those in leadership at NIH, including Fauci, should resign.”
According to TownHall.com, “Documents from the NIH obtained by a taxpayer watchdog organization White Coat Waste Project (WCW) revealed that the NIAID spent $1.68 million on research that killed beagle puppies. The research, which took place from October 2018 to February 2019, involved force-feeding or injecting 44 beagles, aged 6 to 8 months, with an experimental drug before killing them. The was deemed “unnecessary” by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”
Now, 23 lawmakers have signed onto a letter demanding answers from Fauci and the NIAID.
“Yesterday, I sent a letter to Dr. Fauci regarding cruel, taxpayer-funded experiments on puppies; debarking before drugging and killing them,” said Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) on Twitter. “Thankful to my 23 democrat and republican colleagues who signed on. This is disgusting. What say you @NIH”
“They’ve known for at least a decade that torturing dogs, monkeys and other animals is delaying treatment and cures for humans, but they continually defend the status quo – at the cost of millions of animal lives and billions of taxpayer dollars,” says Kathy Guillermo, PETA’s senior vice president of the laboratory investigations.