PETA India calls India unsafe for small animals that are killed for food!
Vishal Malhotra (Photo-Video) Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi :
New Delhi: PETA India today organised a street show at Jantar Mantar to save animals from getting killed for food!
“Forcing frantic animals to swim for fear of drowning is both physically and psychologically abusive, and it’s irrelevant to depression in humans,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Ayushi Sharma.
Four major pharmaceutical companies — Roche, Johnson & Johnson. AbbVie, and Boehringer Ingelheim — have ended their use of the forced swim test globally after discussions with PETA US scientists.
PETA India’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”. The group opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence towards other animals.
The test not only torments small animals but has also been widely debunked while experimenters have claimed that animals who spend more time floating are depressed. Experts agree that floating is not a sign of despair but rather a positive indication that animals are learning. Conserving energy, and adapting to a new environment.
“PETA India is calling on pharmaceutical companies to enact policies against this indefensible waste of resources and animals’ lives”, added Ayushi.