Abbott Laboratories in on the Cruelty Free Investing animal use list due to its use of animal testing.
It now owns St. Jude Medical, Inc. which designs tissue heart valves that are prepared from animal or human tissues. The tissue typically comes from a porcine (pig) heart valve or bovine (cow) cardiac tissue.
Abbott’s animal testing policy: http://www.abbott.com/policies/animal-welfare.html
PETA’s shareholder campaigns to improve Abbott’s animal testing practices: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/shareholder-campaigns/abbott-laboratories-shareholder-campaign/
Links to USDA and contract animal testing reports: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Abbott_Laboratories#Animal_testing
Abbott Laboratories is global health care company that sells research-based drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and nutritional products, including a broad range of branded generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and nutrition products. http://www.abbott.com