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Beagle Experiments: Fauci Faces Attacks Over Erroneous Study

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A Beagle, the 5th most popular breed of 2016, is shown at The American Kennel Club Reveals The Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2016 at AKC Canine Retreat on March 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Following a mistake in a scientific magazine saying that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) allegedly sponsored experimental research on beagles, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Anthony Fauci, has been flooded with calls.

Fauci’s secretary avoided picking up the phone for weeks in October because the calls were so frequent. In 36 hours, he got 3,600 phone calls.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held her second press briefing since President Joe Biden took office yesterday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In a letter acquired by TMZ last month, the Beagle Freedom Project urged that Fauci and the government cease financing “cruel” studies in which experts allegedly injected dogs with disease-causing parasites 

Fauci did not address NIAID’s role in animal research. Still, he did point out that any study conducted on animals by the agency must adhere to standards to guarantee “commitment” to the welfare of the animals.

Callers Want to ‘Hang’ Anthony Fauci Over Alleged Beagle Experiments

According to the Washington Post, Fauci got furious and passionate remarks from callers who threatened to “hang him.” Fauci and the NIAID were embroiled in the debate when the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal revealed that the federal agency was financing beagle experiments in Tunisia in July.

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Researchers infected the pups with sand flies and encased their heads in mesh cages in those studies. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has denied any participation in the research, and the journal subsequently published a correction in October.

However, the White Coat Waste Project, an animal rights group, asserts that Fauci and the NIAID financed the study.

The problem of the beagles was brought to light when a bipartisan group of senators wrote to Fauci, asking an explanation for his role in the Tunisia research.

According to The Hill, Republican legislators and officials – including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – have criticized the public health expert for his support of masks and vaccinations.

President Biden’s primary medical advisor, Fauci, has faced flak for his proposals to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, which he has been a prominent consultant on since it started.

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