According to Rep. Lisa McClain (Michigan), the NIH is sending millions of dollars to other countries to fund cruel animal experiments. The White Coast Waste Project has uncovered a number of inhumane experiments.
“Our tax dollars should never be sent to state-run labs in adversary nations like Russia and China that threaten our national security. My AFAR Act would prohibit tax dollars from being shipped to animal testing labs in any countries that are deemed foreign adversaries. This legislation is even more crucial in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s actions are in violation of international law, and must be held accountable for his actions. American taxpayer dollars should not be used to subsidize the Kremlin,” said Rep. McClain.
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The National Institute of Health (NIH) partially funds a “deadly” spinal cord cat experiment in a state-run lab in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to taxpayer watchdog group White Coat Waste Project (WCW).
WCW exclusively released its investigation to Breitbart News before publishing its findings. The investigation happens to coincide with Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine, which has upset geopolitical relations and could cause the displacement of millions of Ukrainians.
By sifting through various government websites and databases, WCW found that the NIH has been funding an experiment called “Rostrocaudal Distribution of the C-Fos-Immunopositive Spinal Network Defined by Muscle Activity during Locomotion.” According to the group, 18 healthy cats had portions of their brains removed and electrodes implanted in their spines before being forced to walk on a treadmill for spinal cord experiments.
“Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay white coats in the Russian government to torture and kill cats in wasteful treadmill experiments,” Vice President of WCW Mackie Burr said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News. The group is also known for uncovering at least six separate incidents of labs experimenting on beagles using taxpayer dollars — the group refers to its collection of investigations as “BeagleGate.”
The experiments were performed at the Pavlov Institute of Physiology, which is one of four state-run labs in Russia that the NIH has given approval to receive taxpayer dollars, specifically for animal testing. The specific NIH grant, NS100928, was awarded to the Georgia Institute of Technology, which then sub-awarded the funds to the Pavlov Institute, WCW reported.
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