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I am preventing to close down the federal government’s merciless dog-testing websites

I lately had the pleasure of assembly Huckleberry Finn, a 10-month-old beagle pet rescued from the notorious authorities breeding facility, Envigo. Huck is Sarasota’s latest resident due to the kindness of his adopted proprietor, Jennifer, and the work of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Our federal authorities, via the Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH), has used Envigo beagles for merciless lab experiments. Disturbingly, NIH researchers choose beagles due to their “handy dimension and docile nature,” in keeping with the US Division of Well being and Human Providers Workplace of Analysis Integrity. In different phrases, as a result of beagles are people-pleasing and forgiving, they’re straightforward to abuse.

Stories of horrific NIH experiments embrace repeated cocaine injections, septic shock assessments, releasing a whole bunch of hungry biting flies and infectious ticks on the canine, reducing vocal cords out to forestall barking within the lab and forcing the canine to inhale and ingest huge doses of experimental medicine .

The Humane Society of Sarasota County recently received 18 beagles from the now-closed Envigo breeding and research facility in Cumberland, Va.  US Rep. Greg Steube of Sarasota is leading the effort to defund government breeding facilities like Envigo.

What’s extra, the American taxpayer foots the invoice for these stunning practices.

Huck was destined to stay a torturous life in a lab cage the place he would have been subjected to those infinite taxpayer-funded experiments till dying. Happily, federal authorities shut Envigo down for widescale abuses and violations of regulation, which allowed Huck and three,999 different Envigo beagle puppies to start a brand new journey to secure, loving properties all throughout the US. However Envigo is only one mass-breeding facility, and taxpayer-funded canine abuse remains to be alive and effectively on this nation.

US Rep. Greg Steube holds Huckleberry Finn, a 10-month-old beagle puppy rescued from Envigo, a notorious former government breeding facility.  Pictured with Steube is his wife, Jennifer Steube, who is the board president of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

People are not looking for our canine abused, and so they actually don’t desire their tax {dollars} paying for such experiments. Practically half of the Nationwide Institutes of Well being’s $40 billion price range is wasted on inefficient authorities animal experiments, lots of which contain merciless, costly and pointless testing on canine. In actual fact, $2 million of its price range alone was spent on the experiments involving cocaine injections.

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