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, Jun 18, 2020 11:45 AM – Thu, Jun 18, 2020 1:00 PM Indianapolis: Urge Eli Lilly to Ban Cruel Forced Swim Test!

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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 protest outside the home of the CEO of Eli Lilly, David Ricks. We will be standing on the grass next to the road in front of his house.

The location and exact meet-up location will be sent via private message when you have confirmed your RSVP.

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

CONTACT: Jonathan jonathanh (at) peta (dot) org

PARKING: There is public parking about .5mi down the street
Note: We will be taking precautions to ensure safe social distancing during this protest. All activists are asked to maintain a distance of 6 ft. from each other and wear a protective face mask.

Posters and leaflets 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 https://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.showme

Event tags: vegan, social justice, animal rights, protest, activism

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June 18, 2020 11:45 AM
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Thu, Jun 18, 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 protest outside the home of the CEO of Eli Lilly, David Ricks. We will be standing on the grass next to the road in front of his house.

The location and exact meet-up location will be sent via private message when you have confirmed your RSVP.

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

CONTACT: Jonathan jonathanh (at) peta (dot) org

PARKING: There is public parking about .5mi down the street
Note: We will be taking precautions to ensure safe social distancing during this protest. All activists are asked to maintain a distance of 6 ft. from each other and wear a protective face mask.

Posters and leaflets 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 https://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.showme


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