Pharma Giant Boehringer Ingelheim Bans Near-Drowning Test

Since 1993, Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has published or funded at least 12 papers and submitted at least one patent application that describe using the forced swim test on a total of more than 1,300 mice and rats. But after hearing from PETA and PETA Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to ban the test.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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