BIPARTISAN BARKING: Democrats & Republicans Hound NIH On #BEAGLEGATE, De-Barking Experiments

Posted by Devin Murphy
21 October 2021 | Blog



When WCW exposed that the National Institutes of Health was funding wasteful and deadly experiments on puppies — aka BeagleGate — we wanted answers.

Now Congress wants answers, too.

On October 21, 2021, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and twenty-two additional Republican and Democrat Members of Congress sent a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci — who heads the NIH division funding the tests — demanding information about the horrific beagle experiments that White Coat Waste Project recently exposed.

View Full Letter Below

Now, you might be asking “which experiments?” — a fair question, because we’ve exposed a lot of them! — but the target of Congressional ire in this letter are NIH’s poisoning and de-barking experiments.

To refresh your memory: these are the tests where white coats at a for-hire laboratory used your tax dollars to slash beagles’ vocal cords so they couldn’t cry, then poisoned them, then killed them.

Rep. Mace’s letter to the NIH calls the wasteful cordectomies “cruel” and a “reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds” (Fact Check: TRUE!)

The full letter is available to read here.

Taxpayers are sick and tired of funding the NIH’s puppy abuse: A new poll found that 62% of Republicans, 64% of Independents, and 71% of Democrats all wanted to defund NIH’s gruesome tests.

In addition to Rep. Mace, the letter was signed by Cindy Axne (D-IA), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rick Crawford (R-AR), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Scott Franklin (R-FL), Andrew Gabarino (R-NY), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Fred Keller (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Lisa McClain (R-MI), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Brian Mast (R-FL), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Scott Perry (R-PA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Daniel Webster (R-FL).

We’re grateful for the bipartisan interest in reining in the NIH’s beagle tests. The letter is proof that Congress is listening to us and listening to you, so take action today!

Mace Letter to NIAID Final

Tell your representative that you don’t want your tax dollars wasted on abusing dogs and puppies in cruel and unnecessary experiments!

 

 

 

 

Blog Comments

NO DOGS WILL EVER BE DEBARKED IT’S THEIR NATURE TO BARK THEY ARE SUPOSE TO BARK SO LEAVE THEM ALONE😠🖓

Think of all the animals being tortured via botched medical surgeries & vivisections due to unqualified researchers performing dangerous surgical procedures with no or little mentoring. Medieval barbers still exist in the 21st century and roam the research labs with impunity. This is what lack of regulation & oversight does to create a barbaric research environment.

Add a comment

*Please complete all fields correctly

Related Blogs

Posted by dmurphy | 25 May 2022
White Coat Waste Project (WCW) has been leading the charge to end taxpayer-funded animal experiments in government labs and retire the survivors. We were deeply dismayed that most federal agencies...
Posted by mhwhitecoatwaste-org | 25 May 2022
Free Speech Victory! At the core of White Coat Waste Project (WCW) is a belief: taxpayers deserve to know how our money is being spent. Our strategy to shut down...
Posted by dmurphy | 23 May 2022
White Coat Waste Project made national and international headlines in 2021, after our #BeagleGate campaign revealed a series of cruel and wasteful dog experiments funded with tax dollars by the...