Dr. Anthony Fauci His division of the National Institutes of Health has been under fire after he sent a grant of $375,000.800 to a lab in the country. Tunisia to lock beagle puppies in cages so sand flies could eat the dogs alive.
Fauci-backed researchers also claimed that the White Coat Waste Project spent several weeks injecting dogs with an experimental drug, before dissecting and killing them.
According to the report, the puppies were kept in cages for nine days consecutively and used as bait to attract sandflies that would eat them alive.
Nearly $1.7 million was spent on experiments with 44 beagles. These experiments also saw the puppies force-fed drugs before being killed and dissected.
Researchers are also accused in removing the vocal chords of the dogs so that they could work without the pained puppies’ ‘incessant barking’. Fauci, who has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, funded it.
Led by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), a group of 24 bi-partisan legislators are demanding answered and have called the experiments ‘cruel’ and a ‘reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.’
The White Coat Waste Project claims Fauci’s researchers spent many weeks injecting dogs with an experimental drug, before killing and dissecting them.
According to the report, the 44 puppies were kept in cages nine days consecutively. They were used as bait to attract mosquitoes that would eat the dogs alive.
Researchers are also accused for removing the dogs’ vocal chords in order to allow them work without ‘incessant barking.
The letter from lawmakers states that documents obtained by White Coat Waste Project through a Freedom of Information Act Request and subsequent media coverage show that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (NIAID), spent $1.68million in taxpayer funds on drug testing involving 44 beagle puppies between October 2018 and February 2019.
This larger amount covers a larger experiment in which the beagles were forced to eat drugs before being killed and dissected.
‘While documents claim that this study was intended to provide data of sufficient quality and integrity to support applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, (FDA) and other regulatory authorities, the FDA recently stated that it doesn’t require that human drugs are studied in dogs.
The group of lawmakers has asked Fauci and his investigators to answer the following questions by November 19.
- How many drug tests involving dogs were funded by NIAID since Jan 2018, How much taxpayer money has been used for this testing?
- Despite clearly stating that it does not require testing dogs for new drugs by the Food and Drug Administration, why has NIAID continued testing dogs?
- What has NIAID done in order to investigate non-canine and animal alternatives to meet FDA data requirements
- Is NIAID ever able to make any dogs available for adoption following the conclusion of an experiment? If so, how many dogs? If so, how many?
- Why has NIAID contracted to do cordectomies, when they are scientifically and medically unneeded? What is the average cost of each cordectomy?
A group of 24 bi-partisan legislators are demanding answered and have called the experiments ‘cruel’ and a ‘reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds’
Fauci, NIAID and the White Coat Waste Project did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
However, the nonprofit did release this statement to Changing America:
“Our investigators have shown that Fauci’s NIH division shipped part a $375,000.800 grant for a lab in Tunisia. The lab was used to drug beagles, and then locked them in mesh cages containing hungry sand flies to eat them alive.
“They also kept beagles in desert enclosures for nine consecutive nights so that they could use them as bait to attract sandflies.”
The animal testing allegations come after Fauci was accused of lying to Congress by claiming the US did not fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab blamed for creating COVID.
The National Institutes of Health funded gain of function research in bat coronaviruses, in spite of Dr. Fauci’s denials that such research had ever taken place.
The admission was made in a letter addressed Kentucky congressman James Comer, in which NIH’s principal deputy director Lawrence A. Tabak refers to a ‘limited experiment’ conducted to test if ‘spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model,’ at the Wuhan lab.
Tabak claims that mice infected by the modified bat virus made them sicker than those infected by the unmodified virus.
The lawmakers expect Fauci (pictured), to answer their questions by November 19,
Tabak, though not using the term, essentially confirms that gain in function research.
It examines the transmission of diseases between animals and people and is a way scientists can alter organisms and diseases.
They will then be able to study how these diseases might become more deadly or more transmissible. This was despite Dr. Fauci’s repeated denials.
The letter lays blame on U.S. non-profit EcoHealth Alliance, who used NIH money for research at Wuhan Institute of Virology. This was because they weren’t transparent about the type of research they were conducting.
Tabak wrote that EcoHealth did not report this finding as required by grant terms. ‘EcoHealth was notified today that they have five working days to submit to NIH any unpublished data arising out of the experiments and work performed under this award.
Fauci has testified before Congress on multiple occasions that American taxpayers never funded what is called “gain of function” research in China. This would make a deadly virus more contagious.
Fauci testified before Congress in May that the NIH has never funded gain of function research at Wuhan Institute of Virology.’
However, in September, The Intercept revealed it had received 900 pages of documents detailing the work of EcoHealth Alliance’s research in Wuhan, China.
The files showed that in 2014, the National Health Institute approved a five-year, yearly grant of $666,000 a year for five years ($3.3million) for EcoHealth Alliance, a US research organization, into bat coronavirus.
NIH’s principal deputy director Lawrence A. Tabak admitted to funding gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in it’s Wuhan laboratory
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is being identified as a potential source of COVID-19. It received $599,000 from the EcoHealth Alliance in US government funds for its study of coronaviruses within bats.
EcoHealth Alliance, in a proposal to the NIH, acknowledged that the risks involved were ‘the greatest risk of exposure to SARS/other CoVs’ among staff. They could then take it out of their lab.
Fauci admitted that the money was given by the NIH to them anyway, as he had previously admitted when he testified before Congress in May. EcoHealth Alliance gave $599,000 of this money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The approval notice for the grant has 528 pages. It describes how EcoAlliance will receive yearly payments totaling $3.3million over five-years.
The funding was renewed for 2019 but abruptly ended in April 2020 after COVID-19 spread throughout the world.