UPDATE (4/28/20): Following WCW’s explosive exposé, 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 funds be returned.
Original post (4/17/20)
Holy cow, do we have some exciting news! At Friday night’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing–just one week after we released our blockbuster international exposé–President Donald Trump promised he’d end the government’s funding of dangerous, cruel and wasteful animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology!
“2015? Who was President then, I wonder?”@realDonaldTrump says they’ll end a reported $3.5M grant “very quickly” that was given to a lab near Wuhan that the virus is being suspected of leaking out of.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2020
This incredible announcement comes after we uncovered how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was shipping millions of your tax dollars to China’s controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology for animal experiments—including experiments on coronavirus-infected bats that the State Department warned posed a pandemic risk.
We are grateful to President Trump for his swift and decisive action, Secretary Alex Azar for his leadership, and to Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) for leading Congressional efforts to ending this reckless use of tax dollars. We also thank WCW advisory board member Louise Linton for her outstanding advocacy.
“The Obama administration gave them a grant of $3.7 million…we will end that grant very quickly.”
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 18, 2020
And thank you to you, for signing petitions and advocating and letting lawmakers know that you care about ending federal spending for wasteful and cruel animal testing in China.
If you haven’t yet, sign our petition to cut all future government funding for animal tests at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.