This past week, reports emerged alleging Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) had approved a grant to a Tunisian lab for the purposes of torturing and killing numerous beagle puppies for scientific purposes.
South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace, along with 23 other colleagues, sent a letter to the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases addressing “grave concerns about reports of costly, cruel, and unnecessary taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs.”
The letter, which was sent on Thursday, also said “According to documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act requested by taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project, and subsequent media coverage from October 2018 until February 2019, NIAID spent $1.68 million in taxpayer funds on drug tests involving 44 beagle puppies.”
The report created by the White Coat Waste Project alleges beagle puppies ‘ heads were locked in cages while starved sandflies ate the puppies alive. “Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH division shipped 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,” White Coat Waste said in a statement to Changing America
The group headed by Nancy Mace went on to write, “The commissioned tests involved injecting and force-feeding the puppies an experimental drug for several weeks, before killing and dissecting them.”
Additional details about the experiments allege researchers had cut the volcal cords of the puppies so that they would not make noises while the flies devoured their bodies.
The lawmaker’s letter went on to say, “This cruel procedure — which is opposed with rare exceptions by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and others- – seems to have been performed so that experimenters would not have to listen to the pained cries of the beagle puppies. This is a reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”
Special thanks to Justin Crawford for bringing this story to the attention of American1.