PETA calls for Dr Fauci’s resignation: “Our position is clear”
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the leadership of the National Institutes of Health should resign, including Dr Anthony Fauci.
“Our position is clear. ALL NIH leaders, including Fauci, should step down,” PETA tweeted Friday afternoon.
The tweet comes after a White Coat Waste report claimed more than $ 400,000 in public funds was spent on experiments involving beagles given an investigational drug and then infested with disease-carrying flies. Fox News has not independently verified whether these experiments took place. The NIH provided a statement to Fox News about the report in October. This statement did not deny that these types of experiments took place or that the NIH funded them.
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“Anthony Fauci and all NIH directors have championed a cruel and archaic system for far too long. It is time for them to step aside and let modern scientists take over,” said Kathy Guillermo, senior vice president laboratory investigations at PETA. . “They have known for at least a decade that torturing dogs, monkeys and other animals delays treatments and remedies for humans, but they continually defend the status quo – at the cost of millions of animal lives and billions of dollars. taxes.
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The report also led many Democrats and Republicans, including Representative Nancy Mace (RS.C.) to send a letter to Dr Fauci, demanding answers on the research.
The NIH made the following statement to Fox News in October regarding the report:
“All animals used in NIH-funded research are protected by laws, regulations and policies to ensure the smallest possible number of subjects and the greatest commitment to their well-being …”
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