Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Washington – Please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding claims from the National Institutes of Health that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s agency did not fund a study that sedated beagles and let them get eaten alive by flies.
“NIH’s denial that Fauci’s agency funded the beagle atrocity is a little too convenient. NIH made the same argument after PETA exposed an NIH-funded experiment in China in which experimenters blasted monkeys with 100-decibel sound for 12 hours, withheld water and food, sprayed them with cold water, exposed them to strobe lighting for 12 hours, and electro-shocked their feet. The published study—like the one on the beagle experiments—clearly listed NIH as the funder. Then, as now, NIH called it a mistake. Is rewriting history the new defense against complicity in torture? PETA calls on NIH to release the original, unredacted grant document on the beagle experiments to verify its claim.”