An agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services has been directed by Dr. Anthony Fauci to provide taxpayer funding to researchers who intended to infect beagles and use an experimental medication on them.
A government agency in charge of infectious diseases gave a university $424,455 in public cash in September to infect hundreds of beagles with disease-causing parasites in order to test an untested medication on them, according to a recent Daily Caller story.
The grant was found by the White Coat Waste Project (WCW) and has a conclusion date of January 15, 2022.
“According to an NIAID task order form released via a Freedom Of Information Act request, the 28 beagles were to be allowed to develop infections for three months before being euthanized for blood collection,” the Caller reported. “The dog experiments are set to be completed by January 2022, however, the task order states that the beagles are to be euthanized 196 days after the start of the study. According to emails obtained by WCW, the study began on Nov. 12, 2020, meaning the beagles would have been scheduled to be euthanized in June 2021.”
There was no answer to the Caller’s inquiry into whether the beagles had already been euthanized, and Dr. Andrew Moorhead, who was to conduct the study at the University of Georgia, had not responded yet.
These findings come after animal studies conducted with public money have come under scrutiny in recent months, notably after allegations were made about Fauci’s involvement in gain-of-function trials at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“Fauci’s budget has ballooned to over $6 billion in taxpayer funding annually, at least half of which is being wasted on more questionable animal experimentation like these deadly and unnecessary beagle tests and other maximum pain experiments.”
Wuhan wasn’t the only location where NIAID funds were used in dubious research, according to WCW vice president of advocacy and public policy Justin Goodman.