Animals shouldn’t suffer and die to test cosmetics or their ingredients. All cosmetics should be cruelty-free, and I support an end to animal testing for cosmetics and to the sale of new cosmetics that have been tested on animals.
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Be Cruelty-Free is the campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics in India. Join Humane Society International/India and our partners in urging the government of India to end the sale of cruel cosmetics.
Together we've created a groundswell of political pressure that has led India's Drug Controller General to call for the last remaining animal tests to be eliminated from India’s cosmetics standard. We're so close to ending cosmetics cruelty in India, but we need your help!
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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.