Some beagles left alone in cages in the desert for 9 days as bait for sand flies, others languished in a lab with flesh-eating parasites for 22 months, while scientists tested anti-parasitic drugs on them
The chief medical advisor to the President of the United States directed approximately $2 million in tax dollars toward cruel research that infested Beagle puppies with flesh-eating parasites to test anti-parasitic drugs on them, according to an investigation by an animal rights group.
As head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci approved funding for a series of experiments that involved slitting the dogs’ vocal cords so that researchers would not have to listen to incessant howls, whines and cries while the animals were essentially eaten alive by flesh-eating-parasite-carrying sand flies, according to a Freedom of Information Act request by the animal experimentation watchdog White Coat Waste Project.
In a series of experiments in Tunisia, California, Georgia and Maryland, beagles were used as food for sand flies in a variety of ways.
In one case, they were had their heads locked in mesh cages while sand flies bit them from the neck up.
In another, they were left alone in cages in a desert for 9 consecutive nights, where they served as bait for the blood-sucking flies.
In one lab, they had the flies strapped to their necks, where the lesions were left to fester for 22 months.
The infested dogs were given experimental waxines (spelling to avoid algorithm manipulation on social media) and anti-parasite drugs, and then killed and dissected at the end of the experiments.
A bipartisan group of 24 lawmakers are demanding answers:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called the research “disgusting and despicable” and said Fauci “needs to be held responsible.”