Campaign Updates: Ford Motor Company Kills Animals in Cruel Crash Tests

Ford Motor Company is senselessly using animals as stand-ins for humans in crash tests, even though technology has made this barbaric practice obsolete. PETA is demanding that Ford ban these worthless tests now—and you can help.

PETA’s Shareholder Resolution Demands That Ford Slam the Brakes on Animal Testing

November 30, 2022

PETA—which, via a supporter, owns stock in Ford Motor Company for the purpose of addressing shareholders directly about animal testing issues—submitted a shareholder resolution calling on the automaker to issue an annual report disclosing the number and species of animals used and/or euthanized in testing conducted, funded, and/or commissioned by the company, when such tests aren’t explicitly required by law. Given the public backlash against Ford’s funding of a barbaric crash test on pigs, we hope the company will stop using and killing animals in such unreliable and unnecessary tests.

Lily Tomlin Slams Ford Over Crash Tests on Pigs

June 27, 2022

Detroit native Lily Tomlin sent a letter to Ford Motor Company Director Mary Wroten blasting the company for funding a study at the actor’s alma mater, Wayne State University, in which at least 27 pigs were killed and their bodies hung by wires through the spine and hit with a swinging pendulum. Tomlin writes, “I thought those bleak days were in the rearview mirror, and hearing that they are recurring is like suffering from whiplash. … Ford’s apparent return to the dark ages of animal testing reflects poorly on the company, the Motor City, and, frankly, on humanity.”

In a powerful letter to Ford Motor Company, star of the hit show Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin, is urging it to ban…

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Monday, June 27, 2022

Ford Claims to Be ‘Working Together to Move Us All Forward’; PETA Disagrees

May 6, 2022

Ford Motor Company’s recent ad takes an evident shot at Tesla founder Elon Musk—but Ford’s no better when it comes to barbaric animal tests. PETA Vice President Shalin Gala released the following statement in response:

Don’t be fooled by this Ford ad taking a not-so-subtle shot at Elon Musk. The car company is no better than the Tesla owner when it comes to horrific animal experiments. Musk has a long and disturbing history of harming animals, including shooting squid, mice, and water bears into outer space as well as implanting a computer chip into a monkey’s skull and coin-size computer chips into pigs’ brains. Likewise, Ford recently funded an experiment that involved obtaining 27 pigs, killing them, and then smashing pendulums into the animal cadavers while they were suspended in the air by wires through their spines—an obvious violation of the company’s 2009 policy agreement not to use animals. Ford’s ad can claim that its employees are “working together to move us all forward,” but that doesn’t change the fact that the company is stuck in the past with regard to animal testing.

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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