After talks with PETA, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has banned the use of the forced swim test, in which mice or other small animals are dropped into beakers of water and must swim frantically to keep from drowning. In the last few years, the company and one of its subsidiaries have written about using this test, which is not only cruel but also scientifically worthless.
“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