Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion!
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
Today’s offering: $549,331 for 'zombie' Russian cats!
The New York Post reports:
“Zombie” Russian Cats
Grisly experiments in a Russian lab turned cute kitties into electrically-controlled zombies – with the help of the US government. Researchers at the Pavlov Institute of Physiology in St. Petersburg, Russia were paid by the US National Institutes of Health to “decerebrate” 18 healthy cats, severing their brain stems to prevent movement while keeping them alive. The ghoulish scientists then used electrical charges to make the cats walk on treadmills, transforming them into the walking kitty dead.
Congressional Republicans exploded at President Biden when news of the “cruel and wasteful” tests leaked earlier this year, just days after Russia invaded Ukraine. “Our foreign adversaries, especially ones run by tyrants, should not be given US tax dollars to conduct heinous animal research,” they wrote in a March 10 letter to the president.
Why are our tax dollars going toward THIS?
WORSE - why would ANYONE DO THIS!?!
Defenseless and innocent kitties being used in a ridiculous experiment at the U.S.'s expense.
IN RUSSIA, no less.
So the next time you notice gas is a little too high, groceries seem to cost more, and overall inflation is taking money directly from your family... remember that somewhere in Russia, the U.S. government spent a half million of your dollars torturing cats.
And people wonder why so many Americans hate their government.