Indianapolis: Urge Eli Lilly to Ban Cruel Forced Swim Test!

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Indianapolis: Urge Eli Lilly to Ban Cruel Forced Swim Test!

Thu, Sep 10, 2020 11:45 AM – Thu, Sep 10, 2020 2:30 PM Indianapolis: Urge Eli Lilly to Ban Cruel Forced Swim Test!

Where: Eli Lilly and Company Global Headquarters Lilly Corporate Center Eli Lilly and Company Global Headquarters Lilly Corporate Center 1500 South Harding Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46221

Unlike its competitors Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and J&J, Eli Lilly has refused to ban the cruel and useless “forced swim test” on animals. Please join PETA and local activists to urge the company to make the compassionate decision! We will be having a demo outside Eli Lilly’s Headquarters in Indianapolis followed by chalking the neighborhood of the CEO of Eli Lilly, David Ricks.

The so-called “forced swim test” is a widely discredited experiment that’s as cruel as it is worthless. In this test, experimenters put mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils in inescapable containers filled with water. The panicked animals try to escape by attempting to climb up the sides of the beakers or even diving underwater in search of an exit. They paddle furiously, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. Eventually, they’ll start to float. Initially, experimenters believed that the test could be used to screen new drugs for human depression, but the data show that it’s no more accurate than a coin toss.

Please learn more about this cruel experiment and take action here: https://support.peta.org/page/7704/action/1?locale=en-US

WHEN: Thursday, September 10

11:45-1:00pm Eli Lilly’s Headquarters
2:00-2:30 CEO David Ricks’ house

WHERE: (See facebook event for more event details)
https://goo.gl/maps/a1pFShZGHWefkQCC6

CONTACT: Jonathan Horn

Note: We will be taking precautions to ensure safe social distancing during this action. All activists are asked to maintain a distance of 6 ft. from each other and wear a protective face mask.

Chalk and posters will be provided. Outreach events are a fun and effective way to help animals as well as meet local advocates, so before you go, check out PETA’s outreach tips [http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/tips_for_PETA_activists.pdf] and be sure to invite others.

Please dress sharp, as it helps our message come across much stronger! Please be prepared for the weather.

Event tags: vegan, animal rights, Rights of Nature, vivesection, animal cruelty, social justice, nonprofit

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Thu, Sep 10, 2020 Indianapolis: Urge Eli Lilly to Ban Cruel Forced Swim Test!

Unlike its competitors Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and J&J, Eli Lilly has refused to ban the cruel and useless “forced swim test” on animals. Please join PETA and local activists to urge the company to make the compassionate decision! We will be having a demo outside Eli Lilly’s Headquarters in Indianapolis followed by chalking the neighborhood of the CEO of Eli Lilly, David Ricks.

The so-called “forced swim test” is a widely discredited experiment that’s as cruel as it is worthless. In this test, experimenters put mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils in inescapable containers filled with water. The panicked animals try to escape by attempting to climb up the sides of the beakers or even diving underwater in search of an exit. They paddle furiously, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. Eventually, they’ll start to float. Initially, experimenters believed that the test could be used to screen new drugs for human depression, but the data show that it’s no more accurate than a coin toss.

Please learn more about this cruel experiment and take action here: https://support.peta.org/page/7704/action/1?locale=en-US

WHEN: Thursday, September 10

11:45-1:00pm Eli Lilly’s Headquarters
2:00-2:30 CEO David Ricks’ house

WHERE: (See facebook event for more event details)
https://goo.gl/maps/a1pFShZGHWefkQCC6

CONTACT: Jonathan Horn

Note: We will be taking precautions to ensure safe social distancing during this action. All activists are asked to maintain a distance of 6 ft. from each other and wear a protective face mask.

Chalk and posters will be provided. Outreach events are a fun and effective way to help animals as well as meet local advocates, so before you go, check out PETA’s outreach tips [http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/tips_for_PETA_activists.pdf] and be sure to invite others.

Please dress sharp, as it helps our message come across much stronger! Please be prepared for the weather.


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