Rand Paul, colleagues demand answers to Fauci NIH dog experiments

Several Republican senators, including Senators Rand Paul (KY), Roger Marshall (KS), Tom Cotton (AR), Marco Rubio (FL), Mike Braun (IN) and Susan Collins (ME), sent a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday after revealing cruel experiments on dogs that were at least partially funded through his department of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Fauci was under fire after that revealed that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under his leadership partially funded a study that included allowing hungry insects to eat live beagle puppies.

Consequently, they are GOP senators to demand Additional information on reports of “inhumane experiments on beagle pups by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for taxpayers of $ 1.68 million”, in the letter:

One article reported that the study, in addition to “force-feeding or injecting 44 beagle puppies, ages 6 to 8 months, with an experimental drug before they were killed and dissected,” also included cutting the dogs ’vocal cords to keep them from barking. “As you know for sure, leading American veterinary organizations, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association,” oppose non-therapeutic delocalization of dogs, except … as the ultimate alternative to abandonment or euthanasia. “

“Even more worrying is that this testing appears to have been optional by NIAID, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it‘ does not oblige human drugs to be studied in dogs, ’” he continues. in the letter and requests answers to the following questions:

  1. Has the FDA required NIAID to perform these toxicity tests on a dog?
  2. Has NIAID consulted the FDA on the possibility of using a method other than testing dogs for drug delivery, as permitted and encouraged by FDA guidelines?
  3. Has the FDA required that dogs be devocalized for the purpose of this testing? If not, why was this procedure performed?

Justin Goodman, vice president of advocacy and public policy at the White Coat Waste Project, who continued to expose the abuse, thanked Paul and his colleagues for holding the NIH accountable.

“Beagle barking and poisoning puppies in experiments with our tax dollars is a national disgrace that unites Americans. Thanks to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and his colleagues that the NIH is responsible for this government waste and animal abuse, ”he said.

This week, the non-profit oversight organization White Coat Waste Project (WCW) Follow with another revelation: Fauci’s NIAID also funded an experiment at Kansas State University in which hundreds of ticks were fed to cubs injected with a mutant bacterium. The school has allocated $ 536,311 for the project this year, and taxpayers have donated $ 5.6 million to the project since early December 2007.

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