Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Will PuppyGate take down Dr. Anthony Fauci?

I was going to blog this story when I found out about it early Saturday morning but because I don’t blog much during the weekend I just let it sit. It’s always nice to be the first out of the box but I rightly guessed others would jump on this because it’s too sensational to pass up. Sure enough Twitter exploded a bit with the pictures of the puppies lying motionless with their heads in mesh boxes while sand flies eat the puppies’ alive. It’s an outrage! Fauci hates puppies!

This was then picked up by members of Congress who now want to question Fauci on this research. I doubt this is the worst thing done to animals in the name of science. It’s only because they’re Beagle puppies does this cause an outrage. We do all kinds of things to pigs, mice, monkeys, birds, rats, rabbits, ferrets, and on and on and on. Animal testing for the benefit of humans doesn’t bother me if there is a valid reason and the amount of suffering is mitigated as much as possible. I’d rather the experiments be done on them before things are rolled out to humans. Call me a species bigot.

The bigger question here is will puppy killing finally take down Fauci? I’m all for taking him down but I think what he’s done to harm humans is far more egregious than anything he may have done to animals. I put humans before animals any day of the week. If the massive worldwide experiment being conducted on the entire human race right now in the name of a pandemic isn’t enough to take down Fauci why is puppy killing worse?

Don’t get me wrong. I like dogs. I have three of them. But I would put my wife, children, and grandchildren before them in a heartbeat.

A bipartisan letter demands answers from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser.

The White Coat Waste Project, the nonprofit organization that first pointed out that U.S. taxpayers were being used to fund the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology, have now turned its sights on Anthony Fauci on another animal-testing-related matter — infecting dozens of beagles with disease-causing parasites to test an experimental drug on them.

House members, most of whom are Republicans, want Fauci to explain himself in response to allegations brought on by the White Coat Waste Project that involve drugging puppies.

According to the White Coat Waste Project, the Food and Drug Administration does not require drugs to be tested on dogs, so the group is asking why the need for such testing. 

White Coat Waste claims that 44 beagle puppies were used in a Tunisia, North Africa, laboratory, and some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed, allegedly so scientists could work without incessant barking.

Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on ‘cruel’ puppy experiments | TheHill