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A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study injected puppies with cocaine before killing or recycling them for more experimentation.
Investigators at the White Coat Waste Project found that a study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — a substrate of the NIH — fitted seven beagle puppies with a drug-injecting jacket. Combined with another study that injected six beagles with cocaine from March 2020 and March 2021, the NIH spent $2.3 million on the initiatives:
In a new experiment we discovered through the Freedom of Information Act, seven 6-month-old beagle puppies were trained to wear a jacket. We know that doesn’t sound too bad — but this wasn’t a normal jacket. It wasn’t a puppy raincoat or a cute dog costume. Instead, this jacket served a cruel purpose: to inject the animal wearing it with drugs.
Through this special drug-injecting jacket, puppies were dosed with cocaine again and again and again for months, along with an ‘experimental compound,’ to see how the two drugs interacted. The experiment, which ran from September 2020 to September 2021 (with a report due May 2022), was filmed, so experimenters could see if the puppies had any “adverse reactions” to the drugs. Prior to being drugged, the dogs were also forced to undergo surgery, where they were implanted with a “telemetry unit” to monitor their vital signs throughout the experiment.
After the study, the beagles were either euthanized or used in more experiments.
According to the White Coat Waste Project, the studies were commissioned by SRI International — the same group that took funds from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to poison and “de-bark” beagle puppies.
When the details of the study were made public last year, Fauci faced a deluge of criticism.
“And then come to find out, what else is Fauci and NIH doing?” Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said. “They’re doing cruel experiments on puppies. What they were doing with those puppies, is flat-out disgusting. It’s despicable, that needs to stop. I cannot believe American tax dollars would go to treat those dogs the way those dogs are be[ing] treated. And, you know, I really think Fauci needs to be held accountable.”
“These people, these bureaucrats, they don’t get to just run wild and do whatever the hell they want to with our tax dollars,” DeSantis continued. “And so from funding gain of function research, to treating these puppies with really unimaginable cruelty, I think that whole lot of them need to be cleaned out and we need to be standing up for the American taxpayer and doing things ethically and not doing things like gain of function research and certainly not abusing puppies.”
Disturbing studies sponsored by Fauci’s agency, however, extend to human beings.
Last year, University of Pittsburgh researchers used money from the NIAID to obtain the bodies of aborted babies from a local hospital, grafting the babies’ scalps to rodents. The study attempted to cause “successful co-engraftment of human skin, autologous lymphoid tissues, and autologous immune cells” with mice and rats to provide “a means of studying the human immune response to infection in the human skin.”