There is no denying that COVID-19 changed the entire world in a matter of months. The idea of wearing a mask, getting temperature checks, and being forced to get a vaccine were elements of a dystopian future, yet here we are. And at the center of it all is Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man who claimed the COVID-19 virus did not escape from the Wuhan Lab in China. Surprisingly though, Dr. Fauci has made headlines once again, but it has nothing to do with COVID-19. A group of U.S. lawmakers is demanding to know why the doctor, under his leadership, funded “cruel” experiments and testing on dogs.



Both the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Fauci, apparently approved taxpayer money to go towards animal experiments. According to the documents, NIAID spent $1.68 million in funds for animal experimentation between October 2018 and February 2019 at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.

As for the experiments involved injecting and force-feeding a total of 44 beagle puppies between the ages of six and eight months old with an experimental drug. The tests went on for several weeks until the scientists killed the puppies and dissected them. They also conducted the same experiments on mice. 

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With the bipartisan group wanting answers, even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, “While documents state that the ostensible purpose of this study was to ‘provide data of suitable quality and integrity to support the application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies does not mandate that human drugs be studied in dogs.'” 

Sadly, the group also learned that NIAID had an invoice for a procedure called “cordectomy,” which is an inhumane procedure that involves slitting the dog’s vocal cords to remove the ability to bark, communicate, or even cry. 


The lawmakers said, “This cruel procedure … seems to have been performed so that experimenters would not have to listen to the pained cries of the beagle puppies. This is a reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”

This isn’t the first time NIAID has been caught experimenting with animals. In September 2020, at the University of Georgia, they tested beagles by infecting them with parasites to see if different treatments would work. The animals were later killed. It cost taxpayers $424,455 for the experiment.