Bipartisan Bill Would Defund Dangerous Pathogen Experiments on Animals

Posted by Amanda Nieves
13 September 2021 | Blog


Dangerous “gain-of-function” animal experiments that supercharge viruses to make them deadlier and more contagious to humans are at the center of investigations into the COVID’s origins. Many experts in the scientific and intelligence communities—and a majority of Americans—believe that U.S. taxpayer-funded gain-of-function experiments on animals caused the pandemic through an accidental lab leak.

Since early 2021, we’ve been calling on decision-makers to take action to cut funding for this risky research, and now Congress is taking action.

Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) have just introduced the Pausing Enhanced Pandemic Pathogen Research Act, which would halt taxpayer funding for gain-of-function experiments for the next five years.

Gain-of-function experiments were paused in 2014 by the Obama-Biden Administration because of safety concerns—including the possibility of causing a pandemic—but resumed in 2017 following lobbying by Anthony Fauci and others.

But taxpayers want change. An April 2021 poll by Lincoln Park Strategies found that 55% of Americans—59% of Republicans, 60% of Democrats and 49% of independents—want to defund gain-of-function research.

Take action!  Tell the NIH to stop funding dangerous gain-of-function experiments on animals!

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