The animal rights group ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ issued a resignation demand for Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases following reports of how the NIAID spent millions in taxpayer dollars on pointless research that killed beagle puppies.
On Thursday, PETA attacked Dr. Fauci on their Twitter account, claiming that their “position is clear… those in leadership… including Fauci, should resign.” The tweet was a response to Keith Malinak, a reporter at Blaze Media who asked the organization whether or not they agreed as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul asserts that Fauci should resign.
Our position is clear. ALL those in leadership at NIH, including Fauci, should resign. https://t.co/dtfeFm71h4
— PETA (@peta) November 5, 2021
As was learned last month, the White Coat Waste Project, a taxpayer watchdog organization, obtained documents from the NIH that revealed how the NIAID spent a full $1.68 million on research that accomplished little more than the death of several beagle puppies. The research was conducted from October of 2018 through February of 2019 and involved force-feeding and injecting 44 beagles, of 6-9 months in age, with experimental drugs before euthanizing them. Upon review by the FDA, the agency deemed the study completely “unnecessary.”
Following the release of the damning reports, multiple lawmakers, such as Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) issued a letter to Fauci that demanded answers on why he allowed such inhumane and costly experiments.
Yesterday, I sent a letter to Dr. Fauci regarding cruel, taxpayer-funded experiments on puppies; debarking before drugging and killing them. Thankful to my 23 democrat and republican colleagues who signed on. This is disgusting. What say you @NIH pic.twitter.com/c54SXipD9Q
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) October 23, 2021
The letter outlined how representative such as herself have “grave concerns” regarding the needlessly expensive and cruel experiments conducted under Fauci’s guidance and leadership. She called the experiments “a reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”
PETA’s senior vice president over laboratory investigations, Kathy Guillermo, accused Dr. Fauci of defending “a cruel, archaic system” that’s gone on for too long.
Guillermo said that it’s been known for nearly a decade that the NIAID is “torturing dogs, monkeys… other animals” while simultaneously “delaying treatment and cures” in humans at the cost of billions of taxpayers’ dollars. Guillermo said that PETA hopes to encourage Americans to demand that President Biden and other leaders to implement “organs-on-a-chip” testing alternatives that use 3-D tissue models and “super computers” to replace animal studies in laboratories.