YUGE: Senate defunds Wuhan animal lab & “gain-of-function” experiments in China

Posted by Amanda Nieves

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that for over a year—since we first exposed and cut secretive U.S. taxpayer funding for dangerous coronavirus animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology—WCW been working to permanently defund the Wuhan animal lab, where many experts believe COVID-19 may have leaked from.

Now, following WCW’s advocacy—including briefing Congress earlier this week—the U.S. Senate has taken unprecedented action to eliminate taxpayer funding for treacherous, wasteful and cruel experimentation at the Wuhan animal lab and throughout China.

Last night, the Senate unanimously approved two measures for inclusion in the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act (aka the U. S. Innovation and Competition Act) that crack down on this crazy spending.

First, the Senate passed an amendment introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) that permanently prohibits taxpayer funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. 

The Senate also passed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s amendment to prohibit U.S. taxpayer funding for any gain-of-function experimentation in China.

These are the risky experiments that were taking place in Wuhan in which coronaviruses and other pathogens are supercharged and injected into animals to make them deadlier and more contagious to humans. We’ve been calling for them to be defunded since early this year.

We’ll keep you posted as this legislation works its way to the President’s desk.  In the meantime, urge your member of the House of Representatives to defund the Wuhan animal lab!

Blog Comments

Waiting for a day where science no longer requires torture and violence! Stop wasting our tax dollars on torturing animals!


Please leave innocent animals alone. It is disgusting. Carol McConnell

Stop the torture…innocent and defenseless animals have suffered long enough…NO MORE!!! This is 2021 for goodness sake…WAKE UP…speciesism has no place in today’s society!!!!!!! Just stop…NOW!!!!

Diese Bilder sind zerstörend und grauenvoll und ich kann nicht verstehen, dass das nicht gestoppt wird und das Labor geschlossen wird. Was sind das für Bestien von Menschen, die Tiere so quälen. Diese tierquäler muss man dasselbe leid zufügen, was die Tieren antun. Stop das grauen und protestiert dagegen für die armen Tiere.

Just STOP IT!!!!

Stoppt dieses grauenvolle Testen im Labor mit hilflos ausgelieferten Tieren. Dieses schreckliche Leid … wie können Menschen so grausam sein. Den Menschen müsste man mal dasselbe zufügen was diese Bestien den armen Tieren zufügen. Die Menschen haben den Tieren die Hölle auf Erden gebracht. Stop und helft den Tieren.

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