General Motors Upgrades Its Animal Testing Policy to PETA’s Gold Standard

Following discussions with PETA, General Motors (GM) announced its upgraded formal policy that now prohibits the automaker from conducting or paying for any animal testing: “GM does not conduct or commission the use of animals in tests for research purposes or in the development of our vehicles, either directly or indirectly and GM does not fund such tests.” The automaker had stopped using animals in crash tests in 1993 after an 18-month PETA campaign but didn’t expressly prohibit paying others to conduct tests on animals until it agreed to that change following talks with us.

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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