Stop Drugging Small Animals and Forcing Them to Swim in Cruel Experiment

Target: David A. Ricks, CEO of Eli Lilly

Goal: Stop putting small animals through torturous experimentation.

Mice, hamsters, and other animals are being dropped into beakers filled up with water and forced to swim so they do not drown in a test conducted by Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical company. This “forced to swim test” involves dosing these small animals with substances and many activist groups are urging its ban. This test is meant to bring scientific clarity on human depression, but PETA claims these poor creatures are “forced to swim for their lives.”

Many other pharmaceutical companies have banned this test after it was discredited by scientists. The test was heavily criticized because they believe floating is not a sign of depression, therefore it will not help in the studies towards it. This experimentation is tortuous and cruel.

Sign below and join so many scientists and activists in making sure the “forced to swim test” is banned by all.


Dear Mr. Ricks,

After scientists have discredited the “forced to swim test” and activists have spoken up about how cruel it is, it is time to ban it. Many other pharmaceutical companies have banned this experiment from going on in their labs. The test is animal abuse and must not be done anymore. It is time to follow the steps of the other companies and listen to scientists. We demand Eli Lilly immediately ban the “forced to swim test.”


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Photo Credit: Sam Posten III


  1. Patrick Butler says:

    Stupid. Unbelievably stupid!

  2. Sandra Parciak says:

    Stop this insanity

  3. i think many of these companies are run by sadists. anything is fair game for the almighty dollar!

  4. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    ANY experiment that doesn’t produce meaningful scientific information MUST END IMMEDIATELY. Those involving helpless animals are an UNACCEPTABLE use of taxpayer dollars.

  5. Mr Ricks, let us all save you a ton of money and time. ANY living being drugged and tossed into water will be panicked, depressed and upset as hell. This bogus experiment teaches nothing a two year old couldn’t tell you so it’s pretty embarrassing that your company has to sink to this level to torture animals for universally known information. Experiments on animals are not good science, they rarely help humans and they always kill and torture animals who are horribly abused for your bottom line. Heres a hint: in case you didn’t know you can use computer modeling, it actually works .

  6. Eli Lilly, Pharmaceutical company has a disgraceful reputation.It most definately needs to be shutdown!

  7. Linda Cummings says:

    Only a sadist would be willing do to this. This is sick, disgusting and evil.

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