It’s official: Following a three-year-plus White Coat Waste Project (WCW) campaign to defund the Wuhan lab that tortures animals and probably prompted the pandemic, we have discovered and confirmed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has finally disqualified it from receiving any taxpayer funding for animal tests!
This is a MAJOR win in the War On Waste!
On April 11, 2020, the WCW Project shocked the world when we first revealed to the UK’s Daily Mail that the NIH and EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) wasted part of $3.7 million grant to fund dangerous bat and animal experiments in Wuhan— the probable cause of a lab leak and COVID.
But a WCW investigation exposed how the Wuhan lab was still authorized to receive taxpayers’ money specifically for animal testing from NIH until 2024!
Our blockbuster exposé of the “Wuhan loophole” went VIRAL:
We also uncovered documents showing the Wuhan lab conspired with the NIH and EHA to violate a federal ban on gain-of-function experiments that was put in place by the Obama-Biden Administration in 2014.
This past year, we successfully worked with Congress to cut off Wuhan’s taxpayer funding from the US State Department and Pentagon (both of which previously funded the lab).
But the Wuhan lab has remained eligible for more tax money from the NIH despite growing concerns about how the lab recklessly wasted tax dollars to collect coronaviruses from wild bats, engineered those viruses to be more deadly and contagious to humans and injected the supercharged viruses into “humanized” mice who became very sick and died.
In fact, last year we uncovered an internal NIH video showing how the agency was actively lobbying against our efforts with Congress to defund the Wuhan lab!
Finally, in January 2023, a federal watchdog report prompted by WCW recommended that WIV be permanently prohibited from receiving tax dollars, in part for refusing to cooperate with investigations of the NIH-funded gain-of-function animal experiments it conducted.
Yet, as of late April, the Wuhan lab was still on the NIHs list of foreign facilities eligible to receive tax money for animal tests.
Now, WCW has discovered that the NIH quietly removed the Wuhan lab from its list of approved animal labs.
We’re proud of this historic victory in the War on Waste! With our Worldwide Waste campaign, we will continue to find, expose and defund animal experiments in the U.S. and abroad!