As White Coat Waste Project has exposed time and again, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has more tax money than it knows what to do with, leading to $15-billion-plus of wasteful and nontransparent spending on animal testing each year. Now, we’ve discovered the NIH is so #AddictedToSpending that it’s shipping our tax dollars to Great Britain to get animals in labs hooked on drugs and alcohol.
Pregnant mice force-fed alcohol as US quietly funds $17m of animal experiments in UK https://t.co/iCp84BWdk8
— The Independent (@Independent) December 25, 2019
As first reported by the UK’s The Independent, a new WCW investigation of federal spending found that the NIH sent over $17 million tax dollars to British laboratories to create animal addicts, including:
The last example has already caught the attention of waste warrior Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) who criticized the project and featured the ridiculous study in the 2019 Festivus edition of his Waste Report.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2019
Here in the U.S., WCW is trying to launch an ad campaign near NIH headquarters to let taxpayers know they’re being forced to pay for these foreign experiments, but the government is unlawfully censoring us.
Tell Congress to stop wasting your money on these outdated and pointless experiments!