Ernst raised serious concerns about a new $1.8 million federally-funded contract to test experimental drugs on dogs. Here’s a bit of the coverage, and what folks are saying about it.
WASHINGTON—After U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) raised serious concerns over reports of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s newest round of unnecessary dog testing in an upcoming medical trial by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fauci announced the NIH would be ending the use of dog test subjects.
Ernst demanded answers from Dr. Fauci about a new $1.8 million, taxpayer-funded contract awarded by his department to test experimental drugs on animals, including dogs, particularly in light of past experiments under Dr. Fauci that included cutting out dogs’ vocal cords, infesting the dogs with ticks, and placing dogs in cages with infectious sandflies.
Here’s a bit of the coverage, and what folks are saying about it…
In Case You Missed It
Ernst’s successful effort made headlines:
Click here or on the image above to read the Washington Free Beacon’s coverage.
The Washington Free Beacon broke the news of Dr. Fauci caving after Ernst’s efforts to shine light on the new $1.8 million contract, reporting: “Following the Free Beacon report, Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) launched an investigation into NIAID’s project, describing the puppy tests as "invasive, painful, and potentially deadly procedures." Fauci informed Ernst late last month that the puppy trials are now canceled, according to a copy of the June 22 letter sent to Ernst and obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon.”
Click here or on the image above for Newsmax’s coverage of Ernst’s efforts.
Ernst’s efforts were reported on by Newsmax TV as well, saying: “Anthony Fauci has canceled a plan to start cruel, new testing on beagle puppies.”
Click here or on the image above to read the Washington Examiner’s article.
The Washington Examiner covered the news, reporting: “Under fire from foes of federal animal testing, the agency headed by COVID-19 czar Anthony Fauci has canceled a plan to start new tests of allergy medicine on beagles, some as young as 6 months. In a letter to Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and promoted by the White Coat Waste Project, Fauci said that instead of dogs, the new hay fever drug will be tested on rodents.”
Click here or on the image above to see the Iowa Torch’s story on Ernst’s effort.
The Iowa Torch reported on Ernst’s successful efforts, writing: “After U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, raised serious concerns over reports of unnecessary dog testing in an upcoming medical trial by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIH announced they would be ending the use of dog test subjects.”
Click here or on the image above for coverage in the Epoch Times.
Ernst’s efforts were covered in the Epoch Times, who wrote: “Lawmakers last year expressed horror at a procedure used in the experiment. They noted that an invoice to NIAID involved an item called a “cordectomy,” also known as devocalization or de-barking. The procedure involves slitting a dog’s vocal cords to remove its ability to bark, howl, or cry. And in May of this year, reports said that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had allocated $1.8 million to test more experimental drugs on beagles, prompting a letter from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to use other testing models. Ernst said she received a letter from NIAID and the NIH last week saying those tests wouldn’t be carried out.”
What They Are Saying
Key stakeholders and others weighed in on the news as well:
Justin Goodman with the White Coat Waste Project stated: “Thanks to Senator Ernst’s tireless leadership, taxpayer dollars and dogs’ lives are being saved…”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald praised and shared Ernst’s and White Coat Waste’s effort, calling it “a model of political success.”
Reporter Paul Bedard called the news a “Win 4 [Senator Joni Ernst].”