India part of Be Cruelty-Free campaign banning cosmetic animal testing

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Animal advocates will be thrilled that we are moving another step in the right direction. According to the Humane Society International:

“India has banned animal testing for cosmetics following intense public campaigning and legislative advocacy by Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free India campaign, including support from Indian Members of Parliament and State Assemblies.”

Invasive tests on animals for cosmetics will be replaced with mandatory modern non-animal alternative tests. What does this mean for the cosmetic industry and animals? Any manufacturer that wishes to test a new ingredient to be used in any kind of cosmetic is required to get the approval from India’s Central Drug Standards Control Organization. They will only be given approval if they meet BIS non-animal standards.

India is advocating that other countries follow suit and end cosmetic animal testing which will, “end cruelty for beauty.”

The Human Society International is celebrating this ban as a major victory for its Be Cruelty-Free campaign. This campaign is ongoing and working towards ending animal testing for cosmetics internationally.

Israel and 27 other countries that make up the European Union have banned cosmetic animal testing to end the needless suffering imposed upon animals when they are used for this kind of testing. The Human Society International is leading the Be Cruelty-Free campaign to persuade all countries around the world to do the same. The campaign is being organized in the United States by The Humane Society of the United States.

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3 Responses to India part of Be Cruelty-Free campaign banning cosmetic animal testing

  1. Dr Roger says:

    One more step in the right direction.

  2. Marissa L. says:

    You said it. I hope that all countries will follow suit. STOP ANIMAL TESTING around the world!

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Hats off to India and other countries who have stopped this awful abuse.

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