- - Monday, August 30, 2021

I was appalled and disgusted to read “In dog testing debacle, Fauci isn’t ‘following the science’” (Web, Aug. 26). One of Dr. Fauci’s NIH divisions authorized experimental drugs infected with biting flies to be fed to laboratory beagles, who become ill, necessitating frequent blood draws. Eventually they kill “Snoopy.” It must be excruciatingly painful to be eaten alive by this parasite. Indeed, technicians reported the dogs “vocalizing,” which means screaming in agony.

Maybe Dr. Fauci, America’s doctor, ought to focus more time on the COVID-19 vaccine fiasco and leave the beagles alone. They’re relatively healthy and they don’t get coronavirus.

Still, COVID-19 will not stop this wasteful, cruel, unnecessary and redundant experiment. The taxpayer-funded study will run until January 2022.

Isn’t the definition of insanity is to do something over and over, expecting a different outcome each time? How many more beagles will suffer — for what and why?

EMMETT LAUER



Silver Spring, Md.

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