Fantastic News! India Announces End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Posted by on June 28, 2013 | Permalink

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!