Florida Legislator Cosponsors Invoice to Ban NIH Funding of Merciless International Animal Experiments


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January 4, 2024

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Sarasota, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.-17) has signed on as a cosponsor of the bipartisan H.R.4757, Stop Animal Analysis Grants Abroad (CARGO) Act, which might bar the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) from funding animal checks in international laboratories. This follows PETA’s 18-month investigation into U.S.-funded animal experimenters in Colombia that led to the shutdown of two animal laboratories.

Between 2011 and 2021, NIH gave roughly $2.2 billion in taxpayer cash to 200 international organizations to fund 1,357 grants and contracts involving experiments on animals. The cash went to 45 nations, together with China, Colombia, and Russia. The CARGO Act would terminate such U.S. authorities giveaways, saving the lives of numerous animals who would have in any other case been victimized in experiments.

NIH has funded international laboratories during which experimenters addict canines to opioids and pressure them to undergo withdrawal, trigger strokes in monkeys, take away mice’s eyes, infect bats with coronaviruses—probably setting the stage for the following pandemic—feed amphetamines and alcohol to mice, force-feed poisonous substances to beagles, and extra.

“The U.S. can’t proceed sending Individuals’ hard-earned cash abroad and never listening to what’s completed with it,” says Rep. Steube. “The dearth of oversight solely results in corruption and abuse, and the CARGO Act will put a cease to that.”

“PETA thanks Rep. Steube for his robust management,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “It’s not typically you get a invoice that protects animals, science, and U.S. taxpayers suddenly. The CARGO Act does simply that.”

The bipartisan invoice was launched by Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01) and Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas-22) and has to date been cosponsored by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.-01), Brian Mast (R-Fla.-21), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.-01), Don Davis (D-N.C.-01), Man Reschenthaler (R-Pa.-14), Zachary Nunn (R-Iowa-03), Dean Phillips (D-Minn.-3), Jill Tokuda (D-Hawaii-02), Susan Wild (D-Pa.-07), and Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.-04).

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra details about PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.


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