The ‘Forced Swim’ or ‘Near Drowning’ test was supposedly designed to gauge the antidepressant qualities of drugs.    It is not only completely inhumane, it is completely hopeless.  Since the 1970s not one antidepressant drug developed as a result of the test is still in use.

And yet it is still being funded and carried out all over the world, including two New Zealand Universities.

 

Read about the test in this NZAVS article, and sign the petition here

 

Read the PETA article here