Congresswoman Calls for an End to Fauci’s Cruel Experiments on Puppies
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Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) penned an op-ed with Justin Goodman, the senior vice president of White Coat Waste Project, a taxpayer watchdog group, calling for an end to “the cruel and wasteful experiments on dogs funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s agency,” the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The piece calls the details of the NIAID’s puppy experiments uncovered by the White Coat Waste Project “disturbing.”
“Fauci’s division spent $1.68 million in taxpayer funds on experiments involving 44 beagle puppies as young as 6 months old,” the op-ed reads.
“The puppies were force-fed experimental drugs before being killed and dissected. NIAID has admitted that the puppies’ vocal cords were barbarically cut in order to prevent them from barking in the lab.”
Mace and Goodman claim that other NIAID experiments “have cost taxpayers over $5 million to date,” including ones wherein puppies were infested with hundreds of ticks “to study an illness that’s already preventable and treatable. At the end of the tests, the beagles are killed, even though they’re healthy and could be adopted out.”
“These experiments are real, and they are wasteful, cruel, and unnecessary. The NIH openly admits that over 90% of drugs that pass animal tests subsequently fail in human trials, either due to toxicity or because they do not work. The NIH has also stated that ‘animal models often fail to provide good ways to mimic disease or predict how drugs will work in humans,'” they wrote.
The pair announced that they are working to pass bipartisan legislation to end NIAID’s experiments, the Preventing Animal Abuse and Waste (PAAW) Act. The measure has already garnered support from members of the Freedom Caucus and the “Squad.”
The op-ed concludes: “To end NIAID’s beagle experiments, we must first end its wasteful spending. The bipartisan PAAW Act will save taxpayer dollars, produce better data for scientists, and save puppies’ lives. It’s a win-win-win.”