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India Bans Cosmetics Tests on Animals

June 29, 2013
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Source HSI

Please click HERE to ban the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics in India

Source PETA

We have very exciting news to share! Today, in a landmark victory for animals in laboratories, India has announced that it will implement a ban on using animals to test cosmetics!

After an extensive campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India—which included appeals from high-profile politicians and multinational retailers such as LUSH and The Body Shop as well as lengthy discussions with PETA India’s scientists—the drug controller general of India announced today that testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals will not be permitted in India. The announcement was made during a meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards’ Cosmetics Sectional Committee, of which PETA India’s science policy adviser, Dr. Chaitanya Koduri, is a member. Earlier in the week, Dr. Koduri had held a private meeting with India’s drug controller general urging him to implement the ban.

This announcement comes on the heels of recently enacted bans on cosmetics testing on animals in the European Union and in Israel.

This victory marks an important milestone in the fight to end animal testing worldwide, and PETA is working hard to urge other countries—including the U.S.—to follow in the footsteps of the EU, Israel, and India by adopting a ban on animal tests for cosmetics as well as personal-care and household products. There are still millions of animals suffering in laboratories around the world who need your help! Although more than 1,300 companies have banned cruel tests on animals in favor of reliable and modern non-animal tests, some companies still subject animals to painful tests in which substances are dripped into their eyes, smeared onto their abraded skin, sprayed in their faces, or forced down their throats.

We urge you to support the compassionate, cruelty-free companies that have pledged never to harm any animals for their products by using PETA’s brand-new global Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide every time you shop! Order a free copy or use PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies online database to find wonderful cruelty-free products for all your needs.

Thanks for your continued support and compassion for animals in laboratories!

there are some mornings we get up and say
“how can we handle the sadness another day”
then out of the blue, a victory achieved.
a worldwide sigh of joy and relief,
is breathed.
and in that spirit of
never quit,
we keep on fighting this battle
until there is an end to

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2013 12:39 pm

    great news! I hope the rest of the world will follow!


  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 29, 2013 12:41 pm

    there are some mornings we get up and say
    “how can we handle the sadness another day”
    then out of the blue, a victory achieved.
    a worldwide sigh of joy and relief,
    is breathed.
    and in that spirit of
    never quit,
    we keep on fighting this battle
    until there is an end to


  3. Arthur Poletti permalink
    June 29, 2013 12:50 pm

    Great news for animals. Hope this sets an example and precedent so that many countries ban the use of animals to test cosmetics!


  4. June 29, 2013 3:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    India leads the way in banning animal testing.


  5. JANE LEWIS permalink
    June 29, 2013 9:08 pm

    Happy to hear this
    Keep up the great work and thanks

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. June 30, 2013 4:47 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    YAY INDIA!! 😀


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