Maw accused of funding animal abuse in puppy experiments

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As 2021 draws to a close, and with it the second full year of the coronavirus pandemic, the White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci it is at the center of multiple controversies. One of which concerns allegations of animal testing and alleged abuse, with a bipartisan group of congressmen demanding answers.

The controversy has, of course, followed Dr. Fauci practically since the start of the pandemic. His statements have made him the favorite target of anti-vaccinists and opponents of the masks mandates. One of the two new controversies that Fauci has been drawn into, however, is not related to the pandemic at all, rather, it involves questions about Dr. Fauci’s Division at the National Institutes of Health. And his reported connection to the funding of laboratory experiments in Tunisia that tortured and killed beagle puppies.

The White Coat Waste Project report denounces animal abuse

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at the White House
The White House chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to reporters. Image source: Al Drago – Piscina via CNP / MEGA

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote a letter to Fauci and the NIH about this news. It expresses “grave concern over reports of costly, cruel and unnecessary taxpayer-funded dog experiments.” The reports, among other things, come from a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the White Coat Waste Project control group.

The FOIA’s request, in fact, led to shocking results. Between them? That more than $ 1 million in taxpayer funds was spent on drug experiments involving a few dozen beagle puppies. The group’s report went so far as to claim that the researchers locked the dogs in cages. And that hungry sand flies could eat live pups. “The commissioned tests involved injecting and force-feeding the puppies with an experimental drug for several weeks before killing and dissecting them,” congressmen wrote in their letter.

Another Dr. Maw controversy

As if all this is not enough? These animal abuse claims come in the wake of a separate controversy involving the doctor.

This is essentially Dr. Fauci’s consistent denials during the pandemic that the United States played no role in funding research on risky viruses. Specifically, of the type conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

At the onset of the pandemic, whenever one wondered if a laboratory leak or accident of some kind could have triggered the crisis that led to the global coronavirus pandemic? They were fired a priori. Rejected as conspiracy theories. Popular wisdom said they came from fringe rumors and sources of information. Dr. Fauci even quarreled with Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul about this issue.

“Senator Paul,” Fauci retorts at one point during the clip below. “You don’t know what you’re talking about, frankly. And I mean it, officially “.

“Less than imminent”

However, Vanity Fair summed up the new turn of events with the following title just a few days ago. “In Major Shift, NIH admits it funded research on risky viruses in Wuhan.” Here’s what happened.

Last Wednesday, the NIH sent a letter to members of a US House committee. One of his revelations? That EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit that works with labs around the world to research disease, has actually improved a bat coronavirus. To the point that tweaking has made it potentially more contagious to humans.

The NIH insists it is not possible that the virus has turned into the one that triggered the pandemic. However, this revelation was indeed an “unexpected result,” according to the NIH, of the funding that went to the controversial Wuhan laboratory. Vanity Fair article: “Based on new information released by the National Institutes of Health, however, (Senator) Paul may have discovered something.”

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