In a Wednesday press release, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) unveiled a “tribute” mosaic portrait of Dr. Anthony Fauci, comprising hundreds of images of monkeys and beagles he and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are accused of having “tormented and killed in cruel experiments.”
“No one likes Anthony Fauci more than Anthony Fauci,” the group stated, claiming that proof could be seen in a “recent peek inside the world headquarters of the Anthony Fauci Fan Club—his home office,” referencing footage that appeared in a Disney+ feature documentary in October.
“His walls, festooned in various shades of Anthony Fauci, including a life-size portrait and his own bobblehead, indicate that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) really likes images of himself,” the group said.
As a result, PETA announced it had created the “newest addition” for Fauci’s collection of memorabilia: a high-resolution photomosaic “made of hundreds of tiny photographs of the monkeys and beagles he and NIAID have tormented and killed in cruel experiments.”
“If Anthony Fauci is going to surround himself with images of himself, they may as well be accurate,” said PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “Fauci has overseen the torment and death of countless animals in colossally ridiculous, wasteful experiments that help no one but kill animals by the score. He should be reminded of that constantly.”
“PETA urges Fauci to implement its Research Modernization Deal, a strategy developed by PETA scientists to replace failed animal experimentation methods with organs-on-a-chip, supercomputers, three-dimensional tissue models, and other high-tech research methods,” the group concluded.