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Fact check: Viral photo shows beagles in Tunisian leishmaniasis study

The claim: A photo shows an experiment, funded by Fauci’s agency, that locked dogs’ heads in cages ‘filled with hungry sandflies’.

Spurred by reports from a nonprofit advocacy group, members of Congress have set their sights on government-funded experiments involving dogs. But online, some are sharing a misleading photo to criticize the practice. Read more.

Published Novemer 11, 2021 by USA Today

AMP Responds to Misleading Claims About Federally Funded Research Leveled by Animal Rights Groups

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is leading a Senate effort to press Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden and director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), about allegations of cruel experimentation on beagle puppies. Read more.

Published November 2, 2021 by The Hill

Americans for Medical Progress Statement on Ongoing Misinformation Campaign Targeting the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, a collection of animal rights organizations have promoted highly misleading and even false claims about critical infectious disease research in dogs that benefits both canines and humans. As a health research advocacy organization, Americans for Medical Progress believes the public deserves to know the full story about research funded by federal tax dollars. We have created a detailed Q&A that answers many of the common questions about this research. In addition, below is a statement from our organization. Read the full statement.

Published October 29th, 2021

Letter to the editor: Kathleen Parker data on animal testing misleading

Perhaps the most noteworthy “lesson learned” from COVID-19 is that we should heed the advice of experts when it comes to matters of human health. That’s why we’re surprised by Kathleen Parker’s recent editorial “Time to rethink how we use animals to test pharmaceuticals” (Oct.3). Read more.

Published October 16th, 2021 by The Portland Press Herald

Letter to the Editor: Heed advice of experts

Perhaps the most noteworthy “lesson learned” from COVID-19 is that we should heed the advice of experts when it comes to matters of human health. That’s why we’re surprised by Kathleen Parker’s recent editorial “Time to rethink how we use animals to test pharmaceuticals.” Read more.

Published October 16th, 2021 by Minot Daily News

Letter to the Editor: Listen to experts on medical testing

Perhaps the most noteworthy lesson learned from COVID-19 is that we should heed the advice of experts when it comes to matters of human health. That’s why we’re surprised by Kathleen Parker’s recent column (Globe, Oct. 13), “Time to rethink how we use animals to test pharmaceuticals.” Read more.

Published October, 19th 2021 by The Joplin Globe

Letter to the Editor: Animal experiments are useful

Experiments on animals are useful.

Contrary to the beliefs held by the animal-rights/lobbying group White Coat Waste Project in their Letter to the Editor (“Pooch protector earns plaudits,” Sept. 17), animal studies are definitely not “taxpayer waste.” Far from it. Read more.

Published September 26, 2021 by The News Gazette

Animal Research is Saving Our Skins, But Only If We Do Our Part

No matter where you live, the recent surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations is alarming. But as health experts have explained, in many ways what we’re experiencing right now is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. In almost every case, those who are in the ICU are not vaccinated (or not yet vaccinated). Let’s hope those who were concerned about the vaccines and adopted a wait-and-see approach now see the need to take urgent action. Read more.

Published September 8, 2021 by Inside Sources

Letter to the Editor: Former OHSU spokesperson fires back

The claim by the animal rights lobbying group White Coat Waste Project that animal studies taking place at Oregon Health & Science University are “wasteful” (letter to the editor, published Aug. 26, 2021) is blatantly false. Read more.

Published September 2, 2021 by Beaverton Valley Times

Drug-testing on puppies: new report asks for alternative testing at FDA labs

A new report details experiments are being done on puppies to develop new drugs for humans under the watchful eye of the FDA.

White Coat Waste Project, a D.C.-based tax-payer watchdog group, wants the FDA to fund more research into developing alternative testing. Read more.

Published July 11th, 2021 by WJLA.com