The group, which is investigating taxpayer-funded animal experiments, released a document exposing the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) “harrowing experiments” on rhesus monkeys.
Monkeys owned by NIAID are purchased from Morgan Island off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina.
Justin Goodman, VP of Defense and Public Policy for the White Coat Waste Project (WCWP), told The Epoch Times that the nonprofit taxpayer watchdog group received the document in October under the Freedom of Information Act, which suggests that NIAID spent $ 13.5 million. in taxpayer funding of experiments in which monkeys are injected with various infectious diseases such as Ebola and Lassa virus, which lead to bleeding, pain, brain damage, loss of motor control and organ failure.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of NIAID, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
“In many of these experiments, Fauci and his collaborators deliberately abandon pain relief, even though this is one of the most excruciating experiments in the federal government,” Goodman said.
The WCWP recently unveiled NIAID’s experiments on beagles in which mosquitoes ate dogs alive, as well as experiments in which 44 beagle puppies were force-fed with an experimental drug before being killed and dissected.
The federal spending database shows that the Department of Health and Human Services has allocated $ 13.5 million to Charles River Laboratories since 2018, out of a potential $ 27.5 million for raising and keeping monkeys.
NIAID paid out $ 8.9 million of that $ 13.5 million.
The island is owned by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and leased to Charles River Laboratories.
‘Experiments with fear’
The island was crossed by WCWP radar when the team investigated “fear experiments” on monkeys at the NIH lab in Bethesda, Maryland.
Deeper diving into these individual experiments at the NIH led the WCWP to discover the source of the monkeys on Morgan Island.
“We started triangulating information about this island with experiments in laboratories, and we found that Fauci Laboratories are the largest contributor to this island,” Goodman said.
In 2020, 3,521 monkeys lived on the island, of which 750 were born annually.
Between 500 and 600 monkeys are sent to the NIH and NIAID laboratories.
“Buck will stop with him”
“It is highly unlikely that Fauci was unaware of this given the amount of money and the fact that these experiments are being carried out in his own laboratories,” Goodman said. “They are not concluded elsewhere. They take place in his own home. If he is going to be recognized for any good thing he does, he also needs to be blamed for any bad thing that happens in his watch. The payment for it lies with him, and he certainly bears responsibility for it. “
The monkeys were brought to the island from the Caribbean Primate Research Center in 1979.
According to PubMed.gov, the monkeys recovered their former social groups from the Caribbean Research Center after being transported to the island.
Vaccine research is causing some experimentation; however, despite their biological similarities to humans, the NIH said nine out of 10 drugs tested on animals don’t work in humans because they don’t work or are dangerous, Goodman said.
“Research shows that, despite their similarities to us, they are incredibly poor predictors of how vaccines and other drugs will work in humans,” Goodman said.
WCWP presented six different experiments with hounds funded by Fauci.
In one of the procedures described, NIAID staff performed a “cordectomy,” in which the dog’s vocal cords were cut to prevent it from barking, howling, or crying during the experiment.
“The reason the Department of Health and Human Services advertises the use of hounds on its website is because they are small and docile, which means they are easy to abuse,” Goodman said.
White coats, Goodman said, “is a reference to those doing the experiment, and“ waste ”is a reference to the terrible ROI that taxpayers get from experiments of the kind that agencies like the NIH have found incredibly ineffective. and rarely improve human health, although the NIH alone continues to spend $ 20 billion a year on animal experiments similar to that done with the Morgan Island monkeys. ”
Dr. Stacey Lopresti-Goodman, primate expert, professor of psychology and advisor to the WCWP, said, “Experimenting with primates is a cruel and notoriously unreliable way of developing drugs and treatments for humans, and doesn’t merit taxpayer support.”
Dr. Tiffany Milless, pathologist and medical advisor to the WCWP, said that “infecting nonhuman primates with painful and debilitating diseases to heal humans is not only brutal but incredibly wasteful.”
“The NIH needs to stop wasting tax money on useless and brutal primate research that doctors like me can’t really use to help humans,” Milless said.
When asked to comment on the experiments, NIAID stated that the monkeys are being used by NIAID “for research that helps develop vital means of preventing and treating diseases that affect public health.”