After discussions with PETA scientists, GlaxoSmithKline, one of the top 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, banned the forced swim test. Between 2002 and 2018, its employees published at least 29 papers that describe the use of the test in experiments involving at least 1,327 mice and 447 rats.
“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