December 4, 2013
The highest health advisory body recommended an import ban on animal-tested cosmetics in India.
October 10, 2013
11,000 Consumers Urge Drug Controller to Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Month by Banning Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics in India
11,000 consumers urge Drug Controller to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birth month by banning sale of animal-tested cosmetics in India.
July 10, 2013
Bollywood Heartthrob Kunal Kapoor Uses His Last Telegram in India to Call for Import Ban of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
Bollywood heartthrob Kunal Kapoor used his last telegram in India to call for an import ban of animal-tested cosmetics.
June 28, 2013
Following intense public campaigning and legislative advocacy by HSI, India banned animal testing for cosmetics, the first South Asian country to do so.
May 9, 2013
Jaipur Mayor Supports HSI/India’s Be Cruelty-Free Campaign, Urges Health Ministry to Ban Import of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
The mayor of Jaipur, India supported HSI/India's Be Cruelty-Free campaign by urging the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to ban the import of animal-tested cosmetics.
March 14, 2013
MP Baijayant 'Jay' Panda Asks India to Embrace Modern Science in Support of HSI’s Campaign to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Member of Parliament Baijayant 'Jay' Panda calls on the government to end animal testing for cosmetics in India – giving a boost to a campaign that is spreading around the world.
March 13, 2013
HSI/India is thrilled to announce an impressive list of celebrities who have pledged their support for ending cosmetics testing on animals in India.
March 11, 2013
HSI/India: As Europe Bans Sales of Cruel Cosmetics, BIS Must Move Swiftly to Enact Drug Controller General’s Directive to Remove Animal Tests
HSI/India called on the Bureau of Indian Standards to follow Europe's example without delay by ensuring that animal tests be removed as a requirement in cosmetics safety regulations, the IS4011.
March 9, 2013
Companies, politicians and celebrities are pledging their support for Be Cruelty-Free in India.
March 6, 2013
Advanced alternative, non-animal testing approaches represent the very latest techniques that science has to offer to ensure the safety of new cosmetic products and ingredients. The "3Rs" principle focuses on the replacement of animals, a reduction in the numbers used, or a refinement of techniques to alleviate or minimize potential pain, distress, and/or suffering.
February 26, 2013
Humane Society International/India Lauds Drug Controller General’s Direction to Eliminate Animal Tests for Cosmetics
Directive from India's Drug Controller marks the beginning of the end of lethal poisoning and oral irritation animal testing for cosmetic purposes in India.
February 25, 2013
As Europe Bans Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics, LUSH and HSI CEOs Call for Global End to Cosmetics Cruelty
As the European Union prepared to finally ban the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics on 11 March 2013 LUSH & Humane Society International sent an open letter to the global cosmetics industry calling on it to abandon animal testing once and for all.
January 24, 2013
Actress Debasree Roy spoke out against cosmetics animal testing at a press conference, urging the Indian government not to delay on ridding India of animal-tested cosmetics.
January 10, 2013
HSI/India Thanks MLA Shri. Ramalinga Reddy for Supporting Campaign to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics
HSI applauded veteran statesman and Member of Legislative Assembly Shri. Ramalinga Reddy for urging swift action to update Indian law to end animal testing of cosmetics.
December 12, 2012
Actress Debasree Roy Supports HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing in India
Award-winning actress and Trinamool Congress party MLA Debasree Roy has given her backing to Humane Society International/India’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign, the largest-ever global effort to end animal testing for cosmetics.
November 8, 2012
Pledging to Be Cruelty-Free by avoiding animal-tested cosmetics just got easier for billions of Indians celebrating Diwali this year.
October 25, 2012
The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO), a national collective of animal protection organisations in India, has become a formal partner of HSI's Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics in India.
May 7, 2012
A “mouse” travelled to Delhi with a very important message for the Ministry of Environment and Forests: “Ban cosmetic testing on animals.”
April 23, 2012
Humane Society International Launches Worldwide ‘Be Cruelty-Free’ Campaign To End Cosmetics Testing on Animals (India release)
Humane Society International launched the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics: Be Cruelty-Free.
April 17, 2012
Lush Cosmetics and Humane Society International Launch Global Campaign To End Cosmetics Testing on Animals
The largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics, launched simultaneously in 48 countries by HSI and Lush Cosmetics, came to India.