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. The 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. This is the most sadistic and ridiculous use of animals I’ve seen. If you drop any live non-aquatic animal into water they will be stressed, panicked and likely depressed, especially as they are likely to die. Any idiot could tell you this so these experiments are basically scientific entertainment of the basest and most evil kind. There is no reason for this and you should be prosecuted for heinous animal abuse. And you should be ashamed to call this science, it’s not, it’s animal torture and illegal.

    • These scumbags do it because there are too many evil people making $$ off of them. We know what they deserve. They all need to be tied to a pole and executed.

  2. The pharmacutical company, Eli Lilly has an attrocious reputation.They must be immediately disbanded.All staff who are involved with this vile animal abuse, most definately must have a very lengthy prison sentence implemented.The death penalty would be highly appropriate for these scumbags.

  3. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has an attrocious reputaion and most definately must be shut down permanently without delay. Their management staff must be imprisoned for the maximum time frame.This vile,incompetent companies antics re animal abuse is attrocious.

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