March 11, 2015
Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign launched a tip line to report cases of illegal animal testing of cosmetics. Last year India introduced a nationwide ban on animal testing cosmetics, whether on ingredients or final products, following a high profile campaign by #BeCrueltyFree and others.
October 14, 2014
Coming just few months after implementation of a national ban on cruel cosmetics testing in India’s labs, an import ban made India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia and an example for other nations to follow.
September 30, 2014
HSI/India Confident of Government’s Commitment to Cosmetics Animal Testing Ban Despite Opposition from Industry
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is sure to keep its word on making India the first country in South Asia to become a cruelty-free cosmetics zone, despite industry pressure, said HSI/India’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign.
August 28, 2014
India’s Leadership to End Cosmetics Animal Testing Featured at 9th World Congress on Alternatives in Prague
India’s major achievement in banning animal testing for cosmetics, as well as its potential to replace more animal use in medical research and testing, was highlighted at this year’s 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.
July 9, 2014
HSI/India sharply criticized plans to build what is touted to be India’s largest housing facility for animals used in laboratory experiments.
June 18, 2014
More than 70,000 Be Cruelty-Free Petitioners Support India’s Proposed Import Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics
HSI/India’s Be Cruelty Free campaign submitted a petition signed by more than 70,000 people, supporting the proposed import ban on cosmetics tested on animals abroad.
May 23, 2014
India became South Asia’s first country to end cosmetics cruelty in its laboratories by outlawing animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredient. HSI/India welcomed this historic milestone.
May 6, 2014
Humane Society International applauded the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for introducing a draft notification to ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals abroad.
January 24, 2014
India’s Union Health Ministry adopted a draft rule to prohibit the testing of cosmetics on animals nationwide.
December 11, 2013
Former Super Cop and Dynamic Politician Supports Removing Cosmetics Cruelty from India's Shop Shelves
Politician and former cop Dr. Ajay Kumar expressed support for removing cosmetics cruelty from India's shop shelves.
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.