The White Coat Waste Project, a nonprofit instrumental in breaking the story that US taxpayer dollars were used to fund research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, once again has Dr. Anthony Fauci in its sights, this time over a disturbing animal testing experiment, which saw dozens of beagle puppies in a Tunisian lab deliberately infected with disease-causing parasites.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require drugs undergoing clinical trials to be tested on dogs, leaving questions as to why such funding was allocated, or why this kind of experimental testing was necessary at all. White Coat Waste Project further alleges that some of the puppies had their vocal cords removed so researchers could work without "incessant barking."
In response, Rep, Nancy Mace (R-SC) penned the bi-partisan letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) condemning the cordectomies as "cruel" and calling them a "reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds."
White Coat Waste Project told Changing America, according to The Hill's reporting: "Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive. They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies."
"Your tax dollars at work here – de-barking, drugging, and killing beagle puppies. Absolutely gruesome," said Rep. Mace in a comment to The Post Millennial. "Nearly $1.7 million used to force-feed and/or injecting dozens of beagle puppies with experimental drugs. Dr. Fauci and the rest of the NIH leadership need to come forward and explain these hellish actions."
At the time of publication, neither the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci chairs, nor the NIH responded to requests for comment.