UPDATE (4/28/20): The Trump Administration has officially cut funding for animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and requested that over $300,000 0f remaining 2020 taxpayer funds be returned.
UPDATE (4/17/20): A week after WCW’s exposé, President Trump publicly committed to ending taxpayer funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology
Original post (4/17/20)
There’s only one way to put this, and we apologize in advance for the pun:
Our blockbuster investigation into the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shipping your tax dollars to China’s controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology for animal experiments has gone…well…
Because these revelations are so…we’re just going to say it…toxic, our Wuhan exposé has been blowing up the news: here’s Fox News picking it up (and making it the homepage’s top story 👇🏼), and coverage from the Daily Mail, the Washington Examiner, and more, more, more, and more outlets around the world!
Tucker Carlson caught the story:
Why in the WORLD is the National Institutes of Health giving millions of YOUR 💰to a secretive government-run Chinese lab for dangerous coronavirus experiments on animals? 😿 🐶 💉 🇨🇳 💸
— White Coat Waste Project (@WhiteCoatWaste) April 14, 2020
Lou Dobbs, too:
Can’t say it better than @LouDobbs: “What in the *hell* was the National Institutes of Health thinking when they’re paying money, taxpayer money, to a virology lab in Wuhan, China? Perhaps someone close to @realDonaldTrump might just look into that.” 😾 💰💉🇨🇳 pic.twitter.com/2TlfUtg372
— White Coat Waste Project (@WhiteCoatWaste) April 15, 2020
It made headlines worldwide:
REVEALED: U.S. government gave $3.7million grant to Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus leak scrutiny https://t.co/AuJ3AcNeOi
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 13, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Wuhan lab test injected brains of live mice with viruses and gave them electric shocks in ‘fear experiment’ https://t.co/5Z2kKZoxFJ
— The US Sun (@TheSunUS) April 15, 2020
This investigation is so 🔥 that the day it hit, Congress began calling for the NIH to pull funding:
For years, the US government has been funding cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which may have contributed to the global spread of COVID-19, and research at other labs in China with virtually no US oversight.
It has to end now.https://t.co/Bjxs89GPgw
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 13, 2020
There is zero doubt that the Chinese communist government has American blood on its hands. The NIH must immediately stop deploying American tax dollars to China for this dangerous research. https://t.co/skkRQ6DpBa
— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 16, 2020
A huge thank you to Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)–both past WCW Waste Warrior awardees–for leading the charge.
Tell the Government to Stop Giving Away Your Tax Dollars to China for Dangerous Animal Experiments
Going viral is great when it comes to news, but we’d rather the government do what’s right and cure this problem by stopping all funding of animal experiments in China.
We’ll keep you posted on new developments. For now, stay healthy, stay safe, and stay engaged.