According to a report from a watchdog group, between 2003 and 2015, the US government carried out experiments in which scientists shook up dogs and cats from overseas and fed their remains to laboratory cats for research.
US Department of Agriculture Laboratory In Maryland, 400 dogs from Colombia, Brazil and Vietnam, as well as over 100 cats from China and Ethiopia have been purchased for research. According to NBC News, they added that not only dog food is fed to cats, but also cat remnants were injected into mice. [19659003DieWatchdog-GruppedasWhiteCoatWasteProject(WCWP)holteihreDatenausUSDA-ForschungsveröffentlichungenDerBerichtderGruppeerklärte"EinigedieserKatzenundHundewurdenvonderRegierungvondenselbenasiatischenFleischmärktengekauftdiederUS-KongressrundherumveranstaltethatIneinerHaus-ResolutionimJahr201
In its own reports, the USDA states that some of the experiments were designed to analyze forms of a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis NBC News added : "The experiments were conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service Laboratory for Animal Parasitic Diseases in Beltsville, Maryland, and were already under attack by some legislators for purposely killing cats killed by T. gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis." 19659003] Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), who has passed legislation called Kittens Acts titled "Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now" (Kitten Act), explained: "The details of these kitten experiments are getting worse and they have to end now. The fact that the USDA has gathered pets and other innocent dogs and cats in foreign countries – including Congress-condemned Chinese meat markets – to kill them and feed them on laboratory cats here in the US is just disgusting and disapproving justify.
"The fact that we need a law to tell the federal government to stop killing kittens is ridiculous. But even worse, if you hear that the government is actually breeding hundreds of these cats, they are deliberately feeding parasitized raw meat and killing them even though they are perfectly healthy. "
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
toxoplasmosis is a leading cause of death due to food-borne diseases in the United States, with more than 40 million men, women, and children carrying the parasite in the United States. Toxoplasma but few have symptoms, as the immune system usually prevents the parasite from causing disease to women who have re-infected Toxoplasma during or just before pregnancy and each who has a weakened immune system should know that toxoplasmosis can have serious consequences.
WCW Vice President for Attorney and Public Order Justin Goodman said the scientists had enough samples and therefore they should do so Argument: "You simply do not need to do it anymore; it is scientifically unnecessary. "
NBC News noted:
The studies conducted with animals from China said," The cats were killed according to human beliefs. PRC laws on the slaughter of food animals (sic): "In the report of the WCW calls this allegation "fraudulent and fraudulent" and refers to the 2018 Congress resolution condemning the Chinese institutions. The resolution said the treatment of dogs and cats in the Chinese institutions would "violate the cruelty laws in the United States . "
According to the WCW, about 4,000 cats were killed for research.