Government fed dead dogs and cats to healthy lab cats in disturbing experiments

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Hundreds of dead dogs and cats from Asia were purchased by the U.S. government then fed to healthy lab cats in a series of disturbing experiments, according to a breaking watchdog report.

The experiments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's lab in Maryland are the center of a shocking report by the White Coat Waste Project, a nonprofit against wasteful spending on animal testing, released on Tuesday.

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The experiments included feeding dog remains to cats and injecting cat remains into mice and took place at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's Animal Parasitic Disease Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.

The agency claimed that the tests - conducted from 2003 through 2015 - were aimed at studying different forms of a parasite called toxoplasmosis, one of the leading causes food borne illness-related death in the U.S.

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In the tests animals including 400 dogs from Colombia, Brazil and Vietnam and over 100 cats from China and Ethiopia that were euthanized and used as lab food.

'Some of these cats and dogs were purchased by the government from the same Asian meat markets that the U.S. Congress roundly condemned in a House Resolution,' the report said, referring to resolution from last year.

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'It's crazy. Cannibal cats, cats eating dogs — I don't see the logic,' former USDA scientist Jim Keen said to NBC.

The watchdog group gathered its findings from the USDA's research publications and sent the report entitled USDA Kitten Cannibalism to Congress.

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The facility where the bizarre experiments took place...
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