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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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.