Dr. Anthony Fauci is under fire again for what the National Institute of Health was found to be participating in during their experiment using Beagles according to The Sun.
The NIH is accused of spending $1.2million acquiring the beagles to use for medical experiments which prompted Peta to accuse the agency of purchasing 5,000 beagle dogs and puppies over the past decade.
The agency has allegedly experimented on and tortured the animals obtained from a “puppy mill” where the dogs are abused in conditions so bad that they died as a result.
According to Fox News, an investigator from Peta claimed that 360 dogs were dead as a result of the experiments and the Peta senior vice president told the news agency that Peta is investigating the “hideous” conditions.
“They have been cited … for direct and critical violations,” Peta senior vice president of cruelty investigations Daphna Nachminovitch said.
“For failure to provide basic necessities of life to these nursing mother dogs and their puppies, keeping animals in temperatures as high as 92 degrees without air conditioning, plunging needles into the heads of puppies to drain hematomas … and so much more.”
Nachminovitch had harsh words for the agency, accusing the NIH of using tax-payer dollars are being used to perform “cruel experiments that are useless” on the dogs.
The Peta executive claimed that the NIH typically spends about $19.6 billion a year on animal experimentation and that the agency awarded contracts to Envigo, the company they got the dogs from, to provide live dogs as recently as September 2020, according to the New York Post.
“Unfortunately, they are so submissive that they’re easy to torture without posing a public safety risk to their abusers,” the activist said.
The NIH told the US Sun: “NIH has purchased from Envigo Cumberland in the past, but no future purchases are planned. NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), which provides oversight of all NIH-supported research activities that involve animals, takes very seriously all allegations concerning animal welfare and appropriate animal care in NIH-funded studies.
“NIH generally does not discuss whether or not animal welfare-related investigations are taking place, and NIH does not comment on ongoing investigations if such investigations are underway. “