Who runs SRI International? BeagleGate ensnares Fauci as $1.68M spent on experiments

The NIH allegedly funded a procedure that saw 44 beagle puppies undergo a 'cordectomy', which saw their vocal cords cut to stop them barking

                            Who runs SRI International? BeagleGate ensnares Fauci as $1.68M spent on experiments
Allegations of okaying animal experimentation against Fauci also involves SRI Internation in California (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images and Facebook)

Rep Nancy Mace of South Carolina and a group of lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, have signed a letter calling on Dr Anthony Fauci and his agency to answer questions on funding for experiments involving canine testing. The White Coat Waste Project, a conservative nonprofit organization, claimed that beagle puppies were used in a Tunisia, North Africa, laboratory, and some of the dogs had their vocal cords removed, allegedly so scientists could work without incessant barking. 

"Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH (National Institutes of Health) division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive," White Coat Waste alleged. "They also locked beagles alone in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights to use them as bait to attract infectious sand flies."


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Fauci comes under fire for experimenting on Beagles. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

The group’s investigations included documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, as well as some publicly available reports detailing the experiments. The group also claimed that another procedure -- which the NIH allegedly funded to the tune of $1.8m -- saw 44 beagle puppies undergo a “cordectomy,” which saw their vocal cords cut to stop them barking. Reportedly, that experiment saw the dogs then pumped full of drugs, before being killed and dissected. Reportedly, this was at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.

Who runs SRI International?

Formerly known as Stanford Research Institute, SRI International, per its website, is “a 75-year pioneering research institute with a rich history supporting government and industry.” The website states that it is organized around “broad disciplines and capabilities, from research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions.” Reportedly, the trustees of Stanford University established SRI in 1946 as a center of innovation to support economic development in the region.

William Jeffrey is the chief executive officer of SRI International. Jeffrey joined SRI in 2014. Prior to that, Jeffrey was president and CEO of HRL Laboratories, a corporate R&D organization owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors. Jeffrey also served in the George W. Bush Administration as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also served in the Executive Office of the President as senior director for homeland and national security and as assistant director for space and aeronautics within the Office of Science and Technology Policy.


SRI International’s President is Manish Kothari, who “jointly develops SRI strategy with the CEO and ensures that corporate resources and talent are aligned with supporting SRI’s research needs.” SRI International’s board of directors includes Mariann Byerwalter, David A Hoyt, John J Young, Jr, Leslie F Kenne, David Motley, Ellen M Pawlikowski, Deborah Rieman, Isaac Stein, and Laura H Wright. 

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