Fauci Accused of Funding Cruel Experiments on Puppies

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Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease expert is not new to criticism. However, his latest allegations that he funded cruel experiments that infected hundreds of puppies with parasites may be his most scandalous yet.

According to The Hill, the White Coat Waste Project is a conservative non-profit that claims the National Institute of Health helped fund tests on 44 beagle pups. Fauci approved the funding. According to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act the group claims that the experiments were carried out in Tunisia in North Africa. There, scientists removed the dogs' vocal cords in an attempt to stop them barking.

The Hill was told by The Hill that Faucis NIH Division shipped part of a grant amounting to $375,800 to a laboratory in Tunisia to treat beagles. They also locked their heads in mesh cages with hungry sand flies to ensure that they could eat them alive. The beagles were also kept in desert cages for nine nights, to attract sandflies.

According to reports, the experiments were done to determine if experimental drugs against parasites carried by sandflies could be effective. According to The Independent, the puppies were infected by the parasite and given drugs before being killed and dissected.



A bipartisan group of legislators led by Nancy Mace, South Carolina Representative, has written a letter requesting a response from Fauci or the NIH. They claim that the experiments are cruel, and that taxpayer funds have been misused in a reprehensible manner.

Despite the claims being dark, scientific and medical testing on animals has been supported by the US government for many years. This has led to significant breakthroughs in the treatment of diseases like HIV and diabetes. The subject is complicated by ethical questions surrounding animal cruelty and abuse.

It is not clear if Fauci was aware or approved of these experiments. The nonprofit also claims that there is no evidence that the dogs were actually eaten alive.

The White Coat Waste Project has a history of targeting White House chief medical advisers. They specifically targeted him when they reported that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was funded in part by US taxpayers. It is not unreasonable to suspect that the nonprofit has a conservative bent and this could be an attempt to discredit Fauci.



READ MORE: Bipartisan legislators ask Fauci for answers on cruel puppy experiments [The Hill]

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