Fantastic News! India Announces End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals

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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!


  • Brien Comerford commented on June 29, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    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.

  • linky commented on July 6, 2013 at 3:41 am

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

  • Vladimir commented on July 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm

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

  • Bridget Palecek commented on July 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Another victory! Thanks PETA.

  • Paul Marotte commented on July 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    “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 !!!

  • claudia commented on July 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    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!!!

  • jennifer guy commented on July 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

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

  • john gilchrist commented on July 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

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

  • Susan Harmer commented on July 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

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

  • Nan Newall commented on July 9, 2013 at 1:38 am

    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.

  • chander kumar soni commented on July 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

    hip hip hurray.

  • Suvarna Shrotri commented on July 10, 2013 at 4:57 am

    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.

  • BROWN-JONES commented on July 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    A very big thank you!

  • Doriana Lehmann commented on July 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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

  • Colleen M. King commented on July 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm

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

  • Colleen M. King commented on July 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Cong Ty for everyones hard work

  • Kunal Solanky commented on August 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Gloria in excelisis Deo!

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