A group of mostly-Republican members of Congress is asking National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Anthony Fauci to explain a grant from his agency which funded an experimental drug test in which dozens of beagles were infected with disease-causing parasites.

South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace, who is leading the congressional inquiry, wrote in a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that the experiments are “cruel” and a “reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”

The experiment involved injecting and force-feeding 44 beagle puppies between six and eight months old with an experimental drug for several weeks. The beagles were then killed and dissected.

The lawmakers said they were horrified when they saw an NIAID invoice which included a procedure called "cordectomy" that was being used in the experiment on the dogs. They noted that the procedure, also known as devocalization or de-barking, involves slitting a dog’s vocal cords to remove its ability to bark, howl, or cry.
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