Government scientists fed cat and dog parts to cats in sick experiments: report

New York Post | 3/19/2019 | Staff
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Curiosity killed the cat — then fed it to another cat.

The US Department of Agriculture bought dozens of cats from Chinese meat markets, butchered the felines — and then fed their parts to healthy kittens at a Maryland lab for twisted experiments, according to a disturbing new watchdog report.

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In addition to the cat-ibalism, the USDA also fed cats with the hearts, brains and tongues of dogs obtained from shelters in Brazil, while body parts harvested from stray pussies in Ethiopia were given to lab mice, the White Coat Waste Project’s report claims.

“It’s crazy,” Jim Keen, a former USDA scientist who co-authored the report, told NBC News. “Cannibal cats, cats eating dogs — I don’t see the logic.”

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The experiments, which took place as recently as 2015, were aimed at studying toxoplasmosis, a common parasitic infection that causes food-borne illness.

But the group claims the tests were “outdated, wasteful, and unnecessary,” because cats don’t eat other cats — and Americans don’t eat them either.

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