National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins must step down due to notoriously flawed and cruel animal testing
For immediate release:
September 13, 2021
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Washington – Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Francis Collins “uses deadly viruses that can kill us all,” accuses PETA of the advertisement that appeared today in Washington Times, the first in a publicity blitz calling for his resignation and for the intervention of new blood and an end to animal experiments that could condemn us all to death.
Advertisements inform viewers that they believe Washington Post investigation reportCollins and Anthony Fauci, who works under his direction, fund and endorse dangerous experiments in pathogenetic engineering aimed at making the already deadly viruses even more infectious or dangerous – to be used as a weapon – and quietly ditching vital oversight and reducing transparency…
The ad also criticizes Collins’ longstanding infamous reputation for supporting bizarre, cruel and deadly animal experiments and allowing NIH labs to flagrantly violate existing minimum animal welfare laws, resulting in extreme and unnecessary suffering. “Collins has spent billions of taxpayer dollars infecting dogs with disease, intimidating and damaging monkey brains, cocaine addiction to mice, and the like — none of which is helping people,” says PETA’s ad. “[He] must go. “
“Under Collins, the NIH spends nearly half of its budget – $ 19.5 billion in 2020 – annually on animal experiments, although 95% of drugs that appear to be safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials and more than 90% of fundamental research – most of it is in animals, and it does not lead to treatment in humans, ”says PETA Senior Vice President Katy Guillermo. “Collins indulges professional animal experimenters at the expense of good science and must retire to be replaced by a visionary director.”
In its strategic plan for 2016–2020, the NIH demonstrated awareness of the fallibility of animal tests, stating that they often result in “wasted time and money while patients wait for treatment,” but under Collins’ leadership, the agency was unable to remedy the situation. track.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not ours to experiment,” and which opposes arrogance, a worldview based on human superiority, also wrote to Health and Human Services Minister Xavier Becerra asking him to demand Collins’ resignation.
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