Breitbart News reports that even the radicals at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) were outraged by revelations of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s cruel experiments using beagles, and have renewed efforts to hold the National Institutes of Health (NIH) accountable for programs involving monkeys.
Both Democrats and Republicans signed a letter demanding to know why the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Dr. Fauci’s workplace and one of the 27 institutes under the NIH – partially funded an experiment that locked beagles’ heads in cages while hordes of hungry sandflies ate them alive.
“NIH’s cruel and outdated experiments on dogs, monkeys and all other animals have no place in the modern world,” PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo told Breitbart. “We urge Congress to support our Research Modernization Deal and direct NIH to support organs-on-a-chip, supercomputers, 3-D tissue models and other cutting-edge methods that will lead to treatments and cures for humans.”
PETA has waged a “no-holds-barred campaign” against NIH’s Elisabeth A. Murray, whose multi-million dollar budget funded abusive monkey experiments that yielded no tangible benefits to humans.
“In May, PETA sued NIH for refusing to turn over records of the individual monkeys, and earlier this month, PETA and two activists, represented by The Knight First Amendment Institute and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, respectively, filed a lawsuit against NIH and U.S. Health and Human Services for first amendment violations after the agency blocked public comments containing words such as ‘monkey’ and ‘torture’ on their websites,” PETA explained to Breitbart.