Fantastic News! India Announces End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals
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Fantastic News! India Announces End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Today, following an intense campaign by PETA India and MP Maneka Gandhi, the Drug Controller General of India, Dr GN Singh, announced that testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals will not be permitted in India.


This is a landmark victory and means that countless animals will be spared the horrors of experimentation in Indian laboratories. No more guinea pigs, mice, rats or other animals will be hurt or killed in archaic and ineffective product tests for cosmetics or their ingredients in the country.

The announcement closely follows similar bans on cosmetics testing in the European Union and Israel which came in earlier this year.

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on this campaign, from celebrities, compassionate businesses and politicians who lent their support to the many PETA India supporters who raised their voices and donated time and money to make this achievement possible. Celebrations are in order all around!

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  1. avatar Brien Comerford says:

    The nation with compassionate Jainism, Buddhism and especially Hinduism must make even further progress in reference to the humane treatment of animals. India has nearly 300 million vegetarians. Plaudits for that and for ending animal research.

  2. avatar linky says:

    HURRAY!! THANK YOU PETA and everybody else who believes in this.

  3. avatar Vladimir says:

    Amazing news!!! I wish every country all over the world to refuse any animal abuse!

  4. avatar Bridget Palecek says:

    Another victory! Thanks PETA.

  5. avatar Paul Marotte says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

    India is certainly the best place to start a real vast wildlife protection programme !

    Jai Hind !!!

  6. avatar claudia says:

    Graças a DEUS e ao Peta…em nome de todos os animais que morreram cruelmente pelas mãos de nossos semelhantes, obrigada Peta!!! E a todos os pequenos que sofrem, sofreram e morreram, o meu humilde e de coração, PERDÃO!!!

  7. avatar jennifer guy says:

    wonderful news-thank you to everybody who has worked for this-and to India for agreeing to this.

  8. avatar john gilchrist says:

    Well done India, and the PETA and other people involved in this victory over cruelty.

  9. avatar Susan Harmer says:

    Amazing news. Congratulations India on showing the world the way to go :-)

  10. avatar Nan Newall says:

    Thank you PETA India and Maneka Gandhi for making history. This is a landmark victory for animal rights and welfare. Please continue your efforts to make history in the leather industry – India is notorious in how it tortures its cows for leather. Please be the voice for the millions of cows who are tortured, maimed, mutilated and who die a slow, painful, agonizing death just for their skin. Thank you once again.

  11. avatar chander kumar soni says:

    hip hip hurray.

  12. avatar Suvarna Shrotri says:

    Thankyou Peta for all your efforts! I am sure a day will come when the cows will be spared from horrific death for leathers with your continuous efforts.

  13. avatar BROWN-JONES says:

    A very big thank you!

  14. well done…and now comes the 2nd step for India…PLEASE STOP TORTURING CATTLE….

  15. avatar Colleen M. King says:

    Cong this is grt news for the animals&all the work we all have done.

  16. avatar Colleen M. King says:

    Cong Ty for everyones hard work

  17. avatar Kunal Solanky says:

    Gloria in excelisis Deo!

  18. […] which have already banned the sale and marketing of animal-tested cosmetics. Earlier this year, animal testing for cosmetics was banned in India. Now, companies that want to sell cosmetic in the country won’t be able to conduct cruel tests […]

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