PETA Applauds Bayer for Banning Near-Drowning of Animals in Tests

After discussions with PETA, Bayer, the fifth-largest pharmaceutical company in the world, has banned the forced swim test, in which small animals are dropped into inescapable beakers of water and made to swim for their lives. Company employees’ last documented use of the test was in 2006.

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