U.S. Gave Russian Lab $550K for Gruesome Cat Experiments

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy

In 2021, the U.S. sent the Pavlov Institute of Physiology in St. Petersburg, Russia $550,000 to conduct horrific experiments on cats, according to the White Coat Waste Project

The Washington Free Beacon reported that one of the experiments from the St. Petersburg lab included 18 cats getting “decerebrated” and then walked on a treadmill.

Decerebration involves eliminating cerebral brain function by cutting across the brain stem, losing certain reflexes. In this experiment, the researchers attached electrodes to the spinal cords to direct the cats’ motions on a treadmill.

RELATED: Biden Asks Congress For $33 Billion More In Ukraine Aid While Americans Struggle

Six Republican congress members wrote a letter in March asking President Biden to stop the funding.

According to the letter, the National Institutes of Health has approved four Russian labs to receive U.S. taxpayer funding. Additionally, 27 labs in China receive NIH funding, for a total of 31 labs in both countries, according to the Free Beacon.

Sadly, the National Institutes of Health has a record of funding live animal experimentation, with recently reported examples including injecting beagles with cocaine and getting monkeys high on marijuana. The nonprofit White Coat Waste Project has uncovered many of these disturbing projects that were funded with U.S. taxpayer dollars.

While some may argue that animal experimentation is a necessary evil to advance science, there is no reason that the controversial practice couldn’t be funded privately through foundations and universities instead of funding it in Russia and China.

Syndicated with permission from Real Clear Wire.

The #WasteOfTheDay is brought to you by the forensic auditors at OpenTheBooks.com.


Recent Posts

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Media For Going ‘Totally Silent’ After Teenager is Killed For Being a ‘Republican Extremist’

Donald Trump Jr. blasted the mainstream media for going "totally silent" after a North Dakota…

2 days ago

Biden To Hold Rally In Florida, Attack Governor DeSantis

Joe Biden will travel to Florida next week to hold a rally for Democrat candidates.…

2 days ago

Biden Defense Spox John Kirby Denies ‘Wokeness’ Hurting Military Recruitment. He’s Wrong.

Military recruiters have faced one of the most challenging years for recruiting young brave men…

2 days ago

Ethnic Studies Promote Antisemitism, Bigotry in U.S. Schools

By Casey Ryan for RealClearPolitics Parents are understandably concerned with the divisive curricula now taught…

2 days ago

Report: Trump Threatened to ‘Obliterate’ Taliban Leader, Then Sent Him Satellite Image of His House

Donald Trump claims he once threatened to "obliterate" a Taliban leader and then followed up…

2 days ago

Pentagon Launches Probe After ‘Woke’ Diversity Chief’s Racist Tweets Exposed

Between UFOs, poorly executed social media military psyops, and Chinese parts popping up in military…

2 days ago