INSTANT IMPACT: MT Lawmaker Moves to Defund Dangerous NIH Animal Lab Following WCW Exposé of Coronavirus Experiments on Zoo Bats

Posted by Amanda Nieves
06 November 2023 | Blog


  • White Coat Waste Project’s viral new investigation exposed how Dr. Fauci’s NIH virus superlab in Montana infected zoo bats with a coronavirus first obtained by the notorious Wuhan lab that experts believe caused COVID.
  • Now, Montana’s Congressman Matt Rosendale has introduced amendments to the NIH’s 2024 spending bill to defund the lead white coat on the project and all dangerous gain-of-function experiments at the animal lab.

Last week, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) launched a viral new investigation detailing how—at least a year before the pandemic—a shady Maryland zoo whose curator was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) animal experimenter shipped off bats to a deadly NIH virus superlab to be infected with a coronavirus first obtained by the notorious Wuhan lab that experts believe caused COVID.

One of the first lawmakers to call for answers and accountability was Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT), who represents Montana where the NIH’s virus lab is located.

Following conversations with WCW, Rep. Rosendale immediately sprang into action and introduced an amendment to the NIH’s pending 2024 spending bill to defund dangerous and wasteful gain-of-function experiments at the NIH’s Montana animal virus lab, which has a history of animal escapes and security breaches. Newsmax and others reported on the development.

Another Rosendale amendment would cut the salary of Vincent Munster, the NIH white coat who led the experiment on zoo bats at the Montana lab and who has wasted over $20 million in recent years to infect primates, bats, mink, hamsters, and other animals with dangerous pathogens like coronaviruses, Ebola, and Nipah in maximum pain experiments. He has worked with the Wuhan lab and actively collaborates with the disgraced EcoHealth Alliance, which conducted taxpayer-funded gain-of-function experiments in Wuhan that likely caused COVID.

Click here to read these and other amendments WCW is working on with Congress to defund EcoHealth Alliance, NIH’s gain-of-function experiments, and it’s wasteful and cruel dog and cat experiments. 

We’re grateful to Rep. Rosendale for taking swift and decisive action to defund dangerous taxpayer-funded animal experiments!

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