Victory in India! Another Country Ends Animal Testing for Household Products

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Minolta DSCIndia has decided to end animal testing for household products after extensive campaigns by PETA India, PETA UK and PETA US, which included appeals from high-profile politicians as well as lengthy discussions with PETA India’s scientist and support from scientists at PETA UK and PETA US.

This exciting news is another important milestone in the global fight to end animal testing!

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) committee responsible for determining test requirements for household products, on which PETA India’s scientist has an official seat, decided in a meeting on Wednesday to replace a skin sensitisation test – which is currently performed by rubbing harsh chemicals into guinea pigs’ raw, abraded skin – with a non-animal testing method. This move will end all animal-poisoning test requirements for cleaners, detergents and other common household products in India.

The news comes after India’s decision last year – following PETA India’s campaign – to end tests on animals for cosmetics and their ingredients by removing animal tests from the relevant BIS standard. PETA India is now working to urge the Indian government to take the next step, as Israel has done, and ban the sale of all cosmetics and household products tested on animals anywhere in the world.

PETA and its international affiliates will continue to work hard towards the day when no animals are made to suffer for cosmetics and personal-care and household products anywhere in the world. Show your support and join the thousands of caring consumers who choose products that have not been tested on animals by taking our pledge:

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  • antonia muller commented on January 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    animals should be free

  • pamela coulson commented on January 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    This has to stop for the sake of the animals.

  • Marion Friedl commented on January 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I´ m absolutely against animal testings, nobody asks the poor animals if they want to be tested! I´d even be ready to be tested myself before the animals have to suffer!!!

  • Erika commented on January 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    HI,I’m very happy for my love!!!!

  • dara sowell commented on January 31, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I remember when they used rabbits for pregnancy testing. If it died, you were pregnant. So much better methods now. I hope everything can be done like that and all tests will be as outdated as the rabbit pregnancy tests.

  • lucia commented on January 31, 2014 at 10:42 am

    In certi paesi sono più avanti che in Europa. .. fine dei maltrattamenti e speriamo che sia una cosa vera.

  • Michelle Austin commented on January 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Animals are not ours to use and abuse for economic profit. STOP, STOP, STOP EVERWHERE!!! JUST STOP

  • Vladimir Zhuk commented on February 1, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Unbelievable news!!!

  • gillian webster commented on March 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    cant we get the gandhis to help stop the killing of lions and tigers and all cats in general get beckam and a few more to support us and lobby goverment to ban all trade with china and hit them where it hurts in the pocket.

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