Dr. Anthony Fauci is under fire for allegedly funding experiments where beagle puppies were locked in cages with hungry sandflies that would eat them alive.
The non-profit organization White Coat Waste Project has accused the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of funding a project that had beagles infected with disease-causing parasites in order to test an experimental drug.
The Hill reports that a bipartisan group of 24 House Representatives has written a letter demanding that Fauci answer to the claims by the nonprofit.
The organization claims that as many as 44 beagle puppies were used as part of the cruel experiment in a Tunisia laboratory.
Some of the dogs allegedly had their vocal cords removed to muzzle their barking.
“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 sandflies so that the insects could eat them alive,” White Coat Waste told The Hill.
“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, they added.
The NIAID spent directed $1.68million in taxpayer money on these experiments, according to documents obtained by the non-profit.
The letter was signed by some Democrats such as Representatives Cindy Axne from Iowa and Jimmy Gomez from California.
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Source: the Sun