Baxter International Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they exploit animals for testing of drugs and clinical research.
The company mentioned in the following paper “Bioethics Position Statement for Animal Welfare” the conscientious use of animals in research only when no other scientific or regulatory acceptable alternative exists to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the company’s life-saving and life-sustaining products and therapies.
In the fall of 2010, PETA filed a resolution requesting that Baxter issue an annual report to shareholders disclosing the number and species of animals used in-house and at contract laboratories, the number and species of animals used for explicitly required testing and basic research and development, and Baxter’s plans to reduce and phase out animal testing. Read more
Baxter International, Inc. provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; biosurgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. Its products are used by hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctor’s offices and by patients at home under physician supervision. Baxter International was founded by Davis Baxter in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL. [Source: MarketWatch]