Animals Mutilated by Ford in Barbaric Crash Tests

Despite assurances to the contrary, Ford Motor Company used animals in automobile crash testing.

A pig’s anatomy is very different from that of humans, so the data obtained from these horrific animal experiments aren’t applicable to human car-crash victims.

PETA uncovered evidence that Ford violated its own 2009 ban on using animals for experiments when it paid for a study that used and killed 27 pigs in a crash test. After they were killed, the pigs were held aloft by wires extending through their spines and their bodies were slammed with a high-impact pendulum. Public outcry was swift, and Ford established a new policy—but it includes a loophole that allows this type of testing to continue.

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After you’ve taken action on PETA’s alert, please politely urge Ford to adopt a policy that prohibits funding, conducting, commissioning, and supporting crash tests that use animals. Don’t skip these important steps:

1. Call Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Choose the “speak to representative” option.

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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