In another of the controversial experiments financed by the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Anthony Fauci, female hormones were injected into monkeys to study the effects on their immune system, according to the institution.
At least $205,562 was awarded to the Scripps Research Institute last month. The institute focused on basic biomedical science research, The Washington Free Beacon revealed on Jan. 10.
The stated goal is to determine why transgender women have high rates of HIV.
Fauci has been harshly criticized because throughout his 36-plus years at the helm of the (NIAID) “Fauci has overseen rampant animal testing,” according to author Patrick Hauf.
He adds, “It was revealed in November that the NIAID funded a study that infected beagles with heart-worm larvae and euthanized them after experimentations.”
He goes on to describe, “As part of another study, researchers infected beagles with mutated bacteria from ticks.”
Additionally, the department purchases an average of 500 rhesus monkeys from a South Carolina island leased by Charles River Laboratories, which has a $27.5 million contract with NIAID.
Dr. Katherine Roe, a neuroscientist with the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), strongly criticizes the torture of these animals.
“It’s just bad science to suggest that dosing monkeys with feminizing medication makes them good stand-ins for humans,” Roe said.
She added, “This study will not help to prevent or treat HIV and will not help transgender women.”
Roe also considers the money spent on these experiments to be woefully “wasted” simply because apes cannot contract HIV, but only a mild version of it.
Many of Dr. Fauci’s actions have been highly questionable, not only for the torture of animals but for the controversial investments of U.S. taxpayer money to fund gain-of-function experiments at the Wuhan Virology Laboratory in Wuhan, China, using bats.
The Wuhan experiments have led to accusations that Fauci helped create the CCP or COVID-19 virus, which has proved deadly and disastrous worldwide.
In this regard, WCW’s Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy, Justin Goodman, stated that Fauci spends $6 billion of taxpayer dollars per year, not just in Wuhan.
But that more than half of that money “is being wasted on more questionable animal experimentation like these deadly and unnecessary beagle tests and other maximum pain experiments.”
Goodman added: “Fauci needs to be held accountable for this staggering waste and abuse overseas and right here at home. Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay.”