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Merck & Company, Inc.

Our Opinion

Merck & Company is on the CFI list for exploiting animals because of its use of animals in testing in its products.

Supporting Evidence:

“Every year, pharmaceutical multinational Merck subjects tens of thousands of animals—including dogs, monkeys, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, sheep, rats, and mice—to cruel and painful experiments in which they are poisoned, infected, mutilated, and killed.” – THE DIRTY DOZEN: 12 Worst CEOs for Animals in Laboratories by PETA.

PETA claims that Merck has been “repeatedly cited by the government for failing to adhere to minimal federal regulations governing the treatment of animals in its laboratories,” including caging primates in isolation, for failing to call in a vet for dogs who bled after routine nail trimming or to minister to a dog known to have cysts on its paws, as well as for under-representing the number of animals used in painful experiments.

Company Description

Merck & Co., Inc. doing business as Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck & Co. is the world’s seventh largest pharmaceutical company by market capitalization and revenue. Its headquarters is located in Kenilworth, New Jersey.