Liberals already demonize President Trump for doing the exact same things Obama did, so when they find out the the US government kills kittens they are going to lose what’s left of their minds. It turns out there’s a decades old USDA program that kills kittens for…I actually have no idea why. Despite this program dating back to the 1980’s liberals will surely use it to further portray Donald Trump as the biggest monster in history. To them he’s worse than Hitler, puts kids in cages, and now they can say he even kills kittens.
Fox News reports:
From the outside, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s laboratory in Beltsville, Md., is indistinguishable from any of the dozens of other federal facilities that dot the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Its red brick, colonial façade houses government scientists and researchers plugging away at mundane tasks and experiments to ostensibly keep the population safe from foodborne illnesses and other diseases.
But since the early 1980s, and possibly much longer, this USDA lab has been home to a long-running and gruesome series of experiments in which at least 3,000 kittens have been bred, fed parasite-infected raw meat for two to three weeks and then killed with a shot of the powerful anesthetic ketamine to the heart before being incinerated.
Here’s some more WTF in case you aren’t quite sure why our government does this:
…the USDA has been breeding around 100 cats every year and infecting them with a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis, a disease that can cause miscarriages and birth defects in humans and is a leading cause of death from foodborne illness in the U.S.
After infecting the cats with the parasites, researchers at the USDA collect samples of the feline feces for about two to three weeks before killing them, even though studies indicate that the cats can be treated for the disease and there is only a small chance that humans could contract the illness from handling infected cats.
…the USDA has used a total of 2,988 cats in its experiments since July 1982.
When Fox News reached out to the USDA to basically ask “what the f*ck is the matter with you?”, they responded like this:
“The cats are essential to the success of this critical research,” said the USDA.
Okay, the USDA has been doing this “research” that they can’t explain since 1982. That’s 35 years of killing kittens. Shouldn’t they have figured out whatever the hell they’re are trying to figure out by now?
Amazingly enough it is a Republican who is trying to stop this horrifying science:
Congressman Mike Bishop, R-Mich., calls both an “inhumane practice” and “an example of wasteful spending.”
“I first started out looking into wasteful government spending, but when I found out about this, it became even bigger and more important. This goes way beyond animal testing,” said Bishop.
In May, Bishop sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, calling for an investigation into the program and questioning why the kittens are killed instead of being offered for adoption.
[Bishop] introduced the “Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act of 2018,” or KITTEN Act with the hope of forcing Perdue to end the practice of killing cats. In its Agriculture Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019, the Senate Committee on Appropriations also included language urging the USDA to end its kitten experiments.
Since this has been going on since 1982 that means that for 8 years of Bill Clinton and 8 more of Obama the government has been killing kittens. Liberals won’t care about those facts and will certainly brand Trump a “kitten killer.”
That will however be short-lived because a Republican is trying end this barbarous practice and President Trump will almost certainly sign it into law. As you know, liberals are against anything that Trump is for, so we can expect a hysterical reaction from the left where they fully support killing kittens and call Trump an anti-science Nazi for trying to save little kitty cats.