PARSONS, KS- For those who love dogs, the following story is one of the most disturbing we’ve reported on involving anything, be it dogs or humans in some time.
A story out of Kansas is simply sick beyond words, involving an incident where a 3-month-old puppy owned by a Kansas police officer was shot and then beheaded in what investigators are calling a targeted attack, Fox News reports.
The attack, which officials believe was directed toward the dog’s owner, a Parsons Police Department officer, was reported on Dec. 3 by the dog’s owner, who was off-duty at the time. She told police her German Shepherd puppy named Ranger had been killed, police said.
“I cannot even describe my feelings of disdain for the person(s) responsible. I am an avid dog lover as I have made it clear to the community over the years that I have been here, I have two rescue dogs, one that I adopted from our local shelter,” Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks wrote in a statement.
“The level of cowardice that would lead someone to kill a little puppy named ‘Ranger’ is astonishing.”
Investigators say Ranger was let outside into a fenced backyard at around 7 a.m. and was found at 2 p.m. the same afternoon lying dead in the yard, its head severed from its body.
“It appears that Ranger was removed from the backyard by the suspects and taken to another location where he was probably shot in the head,” a police statement said. “It’s head was then sliced off.”
The dog’s decapitated body and head were then returned to be backyard, police said. Investigators believe the dog was targeted due to its owner being a police officer.
“If someone is willing to mutilate an innocent puppy due to the very nature of the owner’s career, then it is possible that the suspect is willing to go even farther and attack innocent children or family members to make a statement,” the police statement said.
According to the Daily Mail, the suspect(s) are facing felony charges of animal cruelty and trespassing if they are found. In addition, police initially said there would be a $1,000 reward offered by the police department for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s).
Fox News noted the reward swelled to $4,000 after residents donated to the cause as well, with police saying that “this reward is offered due to the alarming nature of this crime.” (Note: Reward now up to $5,000 according to press release from Parsons Police Department)
The New York Post reported that support from throughout the community and beyond has come in, with one officer telling the outlet that while there have been no substantial leads thus far, officials hope someone will come forward as the reward pool inches upward.
“The condolences and the pledges to help raise reward fund are coming from across the nation and it’s definitely overwhelming the support that we’re getting,” said Sgt. Jason Ludwig.
“Honestly, you’re not going to hear a lot of police departments say it, but it’s thanks to the media for getting the word out. So we’re hoping that we can raise the reward amount, and hopefully that will loosen some lips. As of right now, we haven’t gotten any new leads or anything, unfortunately.”
Ludwig said it was obvious to investigators that it was a targeted attack, noting the officer had their patrol vehicle in the front yard.
“It [the yard] was fenced in and the dog had ample room to play. There was a lack of evidence that it was killed there, so we know someone led it out of the yard. There was a piece of the puppy’s lower jaw still attached to the body when it was tossed back into the yard, but a majority of the head is still missing.”
Ludwig noted that investigators had retained some video evidence from neighbors, but didn’t gain any usable footage or the cameras were not recording at the time of the incident.
Chief Spinks urges anyone with information to come forward.
“We have hundreds of people in the community that are avid dog lovers,” Spinks wrote in a press release.
“Please put your ears to the ground, let us know if you hear anything…This was not just the killing of a dog. It was a brutal mutilation of a beloved pet and attempted threat to one of our officers. Ranger the puppy was a pet and a family member. We are thanking the community for the comforting thoughts and prayers.”
Animal mutilation is often a precursor to other crimes, police said, such as assault domestic violence and homicide.
The Parsons Police Department is accepting donations for the reward fund, and anyone who has any information on this heinous incident is asked to call the police department at (620) 421-7082, or email at [email protected].
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This editorial contains disturbing information about animal testing.
GATES OF HELL — The evil spirit of SS physician Josef Mengele lives on in people such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, who appears to devalue the lives of people and animals in the name of “science.”
Fauci, who seems to disregard the principles of the Hippocratic Oath, is connected to disturbing and inhumane scientific “research” that looks more like cruelty and abuse.
Imagine if this is the thing that gets corporate media to turn on Fauci.
Not torturing humans for two years.
Not spreading AIDS panic in the 80s.
Oh well, leave the doggos alone.https://t.co/29K3bVe3cc
— Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen) October 24, 2021
Gain-of-function research was performed to enhance — not diminish — deadly viruses at a laboratory located in enemy territory at Wuhan, China.
How does this help humanity?
The research is defined by the Department of Health and Human Services as a method “that improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease” to “enable assessment of the pandemic potential of emerging infectious agents.” It warns these studies “may entail biosafety and biosecurity risks.”
I bet there is not one woman alive that aborted her child would have ever thought their little scalps would be attached to mice. https://t.co/XwfawyvzuE
— Tired of being politically correct (@USBornNRaised) October 24, 2021
Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, told the Washington Examiner that the recent letter in which the NIH conceded that the group run by Peter Daszak violated its rules when conducting bat coronavirus research is a “bombshell” admission.
According to Ebright, the letter “corrects the untruthful assertions” by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci and his boss, NIH Director Francis Collins, both of whom claim the NIH did not fund gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
“It’s documented that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were doing gain-of-function experiments designed to make coronaviruses infect human cells and humanized mice. This is exactly the kind of experiment from which a SARS2-like virus could have emerged.”
“Collins and Fauci lied to Congress, lied to the press, and lied to the public,” Ebright said. “Knowingly, willfully, and brazenly.”
I am aware of that and I despise all that is involved. That's so dam inhumane. They have to be direct descendents from Satan. 🤬🤬🤬
— MM19RN MSN♥️💙🩸💉🩸💙♥️ (@Cleansniper23) August 31, 2021
Ebright also told the Washington Examiner:
“EcoHealth and its Wuhan partner constructed novel chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses — artificial, lab-generated viruses that do not have counterparts circulating in nature — that exhibited 10,000 times enhanced viral load and two to four times enhanced pathogenicity in infection studies in mice engineered to display human receptors on their cells (‘humanized mice’).”
First, a bit of context. Today, NIH contradicted Dr Fauci & others, clarifying that a grantee, the EcoHealth Alliance, had conducted research (supposedly w/o NIH knowing) to see if bat coronavirus could jump to human receptors in mice.
More details here: https://t.co/CHmfyVN4dv
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) October 21, 2021
Washington Examiner reported that NIH stated:
“EcoHealth failed to report this finding right away, as was required by the terms of the grant. EcoHealth is being notified that they have five days from today to submit to NIH any and all unpublished data from the experiments and work conducted under this award.”
“I told you so” doesn’t even begin to cover it here: https://t.co/9JFn85I24i
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 21, 2021
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in a recent interview that Fauci, the top disease specialist in the U.S., should be fired:
“He should be fired, just for lack of judgment if nothing else.”
Paul was interviewed by Axios and mentioned a letter from the NIH to Ranking Member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) that admitted to a “limited experiment” conducted in order to test if “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model,” which critics said contradict Fauci’s long-held claim.
A “limited experiment” was conducted to see if “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.” The altered virus made the mice it was tested in “sicker”.https://t.co/gHq91aVANm
— Alberto Mario Mura (@albertomura) October 22, 2021
Now that Fauci appears to have been caught in a lie, he is currently under fire for his alleged involvement in gruesome, taxpayer-funded animal experimentation at domestic and overseas laboratories.
HE CUT THEIR VOCALS CORDS SO THEY COULD’T SCREAM!!!😫
— Proud Trump Supporter🗣 (@smilyjul35) October 24, 2021
The nonprofit organization White Coat Waste Project has accused the director of the NIAID of funding a project that had 6-8-month-old beagle puppies infected with disease-causing parasites in order to test an experimental drug.
The NIAID, the division of the NIH run by Fauci, allegedly funded the horrific experiment overseas in the North African country of Tunisia.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) October 25, 2021
Lab technicians allegedly placed the heads of sedated beagle puppies in mesh cages and allowed vicious sand flies to eat the sweet dogs alive.
Some of the dogs allegedly had their vocal cords removed so employees would not hear the howling cries of the helpless puppies as their faces were eaten off.
Apparently no one wanted to hear the screams of innocent victims, so the puppies were silenced during their torture so that the barbaric experiments could proceed under quieter conditions.
Indeed, sometimes silence is violence.
— National Review (@NRO) October 25, 2021
Any beagle owner will tell you that this breed is one of the most loving and kindest ones around. It is also a very docile breed, which unfortunately makes it a prime dog to be selected for cruel animal experimentation.
Reports that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) partially funded an experiment of insects eating beagle puppies alive has sparked bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill. https://t.co/rev29QLpfs
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 24, 2021
Now, legislators want Fauci to explain the alleged abuse of as many as 44 puppies in overseas laboratories.
The Hill reports that a bipartisan group of 24 House Representatives has written a letter demanding that Fauci answer the claims made by White Coat Waste Project.
WCW has exposed FOUR different locations where #Fauci funded wasteful & brutal BEAGLE experiments. Georgia, California, Africa… even Fauci’s own NIH lab in Maryland! What could be next? #BeagleGatehttps://t.co/XGIY3Zf64f pic.twitter.com/08eP9u7khe
— White Coat Waste Project🥼🗑️ (@WhiteCoatWaste) October 12, 2021
The lawmakers, led by Republican Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, wrote to Fauci on Oct. 21 with a number of questions about the experiments that they want to be answered by Nov. 19.
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) October 25, 2021
The letter was also signed by some Democrats, such as Representatives Cindy Axne from Iowa and Jimmy Gomez from California.
Referring to White Coat Waste Project and various media reports, the members of the House wrote:
“From October 2018 until February 2019, NIAID spent $1.68 million in taxpayer funds on drug tests involving 44 beagle puppies.
“The dogs were all between six and eight months old. The commissioned tests involved injecting and force-feeding the puppies an experimental drug for several weeks, before killing and dissecting them.
“Of particular concern is the fact that the invoice to NIAID included a line item for ‘cordectomy.’ As you are likely aware, a cordectomy, also known as ‘devocalization,’ involves slitting a dog’s vocal cords in order to prevent them from barking, howling, or crying.
“This cruel procedure — which is opposed with rare exceptions by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and others — seems to have been performed so that experimenters would not have to listen to the pained cries of the beagle puppies. This is a reprehensible misuse of taxpayer funds.”
— White Coat Waste Project🥼🗑️ (@WhiteCoatWaste) October 23, 2021
White Coat Waste Project confirmed to The Hill:
“Our investigators show that Fauci’s NIH 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 sandflies so that the insects could eat them alive.
“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.”
NIAID and Fauci have yet to comment publicly regarding the puppy experiments in North Africa.
The White Coat Waste Project said documents it obtained also showed NIAID had directed $424,455 to the University of Georgia in September 2020 to infect 28 beagles with disease-causing parasites.
While White Coat Waste Project told Newsweek it didn’t know if Fauci had personally ordered the experiment, “it was ordered by his NIH division.”
Newsweek reported that documents that White Coat Waste Project obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) found that the animals were to be allowed to develop infections for three months before being euthanized for blood collection.
The documents said the animals “vocalized in pain” during the experiments. The story, which was also reported by Fox News, was based on redacted documents that outlined a study starting on Nov. 12, 2020 in which the beagles were to be euthanized after 196 days.
In a statement to Newsweek, the White Coat Waste Project said that the experiments were related to treatment for a tropical disease called lymphatic filariasis and that tests had already been conducted on other animals.
Greg Trevor, associate vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Georgia, sent an emailed statement to Newsweek in which he said the research was for a potential vaccine, developed at another institution, that would protect against a disease affecting 120 million people.
He said in an emailed statement that under federal rules, a vaccine must be tested in two animal species before it can be cleared for human clinical trials. When NIAID decided to fund this research, the agency determined that the research needed to be conducted on a dog model:
“According to researchers at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, beagles are the standard dog model used in this type of research.”
Leighton Woodhouse wrote Fauci has been testing on animals for nearly 40 years:
“As recently as 2016, he was still touting the likelihood of a new HIV vaccine based on animal studies.”
Woodhouse also wrote that the latest experiments involving beagles are just a few of the countless tests done on animals via funding of the NIH and NIAID:
“Estimates of the number of animals experimented on each year in the United States range from the tens of millions to over 100 million, most of them paid for with taxpayer money.
“The White Coat Waste Project, a non-profit that advocates against federal animal testing, says that more than 1,100 dogs are experimented on in federal labs annually.
“For the amount of money and the amount of suffering entailed, little is produced. Much of it is pointless to begin with, but even the experiments that purport to measure the safety and efficacy of drugs are all but useless.”
Citing the NIH’s own words, Woodhouse points out the failure rate is a staggering 90 percent:
“Approximately 30 percent of promising medications have failed in human clinical trials because they are found to be toxic despite promising preclinical studies in animal models. About 60 percent of candidate drugs fail due to lack of efficacy.”
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“Most of that failure is due to the fundamental differences between human physiology and the physiologies of mice, or rabbits, or dogs. But even between animals with much closer physiologies, the predictive power of animal tests is unimpressive.
“Between mice and rats, there’s only a 60 percent chance you’ll get the same result. And when you repeat experiments on the same species, only 4 out of 5 times is the result the same — and closer to 2 out of 3 times with toxic substances.
“And yet the tests continue unabated, for three reasons: institutional inertia, NIH Director Francis Collins, and Anthony Fauci.”
Woodhouse also reported on other NIH experiments:
- “Beagles were infected with pneumonia in order to induce septic shock and ‘experimental massive acute hemorrhage,’ then given blood transfusions. ‘After 96 hours, animals still alive were considered survivors and were euthanized.’
- “Beagles were infected with anthrax in order to test a vaccine that was already FDA approved.
- “‘Mongrel dogs’ were subjected to induced heart attacks, scanned by MRI, then killed and dissected.
- “Pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and monkeys were subjected to agonizing pain without anesthesia. These included infecting pigs with a virus that causes ‘acute respiratory stress, hemorrhagic manifestations, paralysis’ and other symptoms; injecting rabbits with bacteria that create severe skin infections and ear lesions and usually death within twelve hours; infecting guinea pigs with a virus that causes ‘multi-organ failure’ and death, as well as ‘hind limb paralysis or prolapsed rectum’; and infecting monkeys with Ebola and tuberculosis, the latter of which produces symptoms including ‘rapid breathing, weight loss,’ and ‘inability to drink.’
- “Monkeys had parts of their brains destroyed with acid in order to increase their capacity for terror, and were then tormented with simulated spiders, snakes and other things they instinctively fear. These experiments have been ongoing for more than four decades.”
Dr. Thomas Hartung, a toxicologist who directs Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, told Woodhouse:
“Knowledge in the life sciences doubles every seven years. We have about 1,000 times more knowledge now than at the time we designed animal tests.”
Can technology replace animal testing? Woodhouse says yes:
“Today, scientists can create ‘mini-brains’ to investigate whether and how SARS-CoV-2 affects brain cells.
“Machine learning software can outperform animal tests in predicting the toxicity of tens of thousands of chemicals in humans. ‘Organs-on-chips’ technology uses tissue derived from stem cells to create simulated organs on a slide the size of a USB stick, which can be combined to create simulations of the entire human body.
“In the near future, AI will likely be able to extrapolate from these simulations to model an entire patient population. That technology could supplant the entire animal trial stage of the drug development process, with results that actually tell you something.”
A technology-infused society filled with sinister scientists does not bode well for our future.
With trepidation, I look forward to hearing Dr. Fauci’s answers regarding the use of beagles for research sometime next month.
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