Lawmakers ask Fauci about ‘cruel’ dog experiments under NIAID

The leading expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, responds to allegations made by Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., As he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, July 20. A bipartisan group from US lawmakers is demanding responses from Fauci to reports that an institute under his leadership has funded “cruel” drug toxicity experiments on dogs. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, Pool) Mimi Nguyen Ly The Epoch Times A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is calling for answers from leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on reports that an institute under his direction was funding “cruel” drug toxicity experiments in dogs. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Documents show NIAID spent $ 1.68 million in taxpayers’ money on animal testing. The tests were conducted between October 2018 and February 2019 at SRI International, a research group based in Menlo Park, California. The experiment involved injecting and force-feeding 44 beagle puppies between the ages of six and eight months with an experimental drug for several weeks before

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