Pharma Giant Amgen Confirms: No Near-Drowning Tests

Amgen confirms no more forced swim tests! This follows PETA scientists’ outreach to the biopharmaceutical company to urge it to enact a policy prohibiting the use, commission, or funding of the tests, in which small animals are often dosed with a test substance, dropped into inescapable beakers of water, and made to swim for their lives. We applaud Amgen’s position on this cruel and unnecessary test.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind