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EU and Israel Ban Animal Tests!

Written by PETA

Posted 02-05-2013, 06:58 PM | 25 Comments

Israel started off 2013 with a bang—or make that a ban. On January 1, Israel banned the import, sale, and marketing of animal-tested cosmetics, toiletries, and household cleaners. The new ban improves on a 2007 ban on testing personal-care and household products on animals within the country by blocking products that have been tested on animals in other countries from even crossing Israel’s border.

The European Union (EU) passed a similar ban that is also scheduled to take effect on 11th March 2013. March 11. The law bans the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

India may be next in line to protect animals from being tormented and killed in such tests. PETA India has persuaded industry and government officials to consider a blanket ban for all tests on animals for cosmetics and household ingredients and products. If India doesn’t act, the EU and Israeli markets will be cut off to Indian cosmetics manufacturers.

Devoted animal advocate and PETA India supporter MP Maneka Gandhi recently met with the Drug Controller General of India, Dr GN Singh, to discuss a possible ban on animal-tested cosmetics. Dr. Singh concluded, “Several developed countries have put in rules that ban testing cosmetics on animals. We are thoroughly examining them. We don’t want to be cruel to animals. If other countries don’t allow it, we will also ban animal testing of cosmetics. The decision will follow a thorough examination and a strong scientific examination”.

As the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization conducts its examination, PETA India has provided the agency with information explaining that upgrading to modern, superior non-animal testing methods will result in improved safety standards for personal-care products.

Furthermore, PETA India Science Policy Advisor Dr Chaitanya Koduri is on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) committees which discuss cosmetics and household product testing standards, and uses his seats to campaign for the BIS to remove requirements for animal tests.

Until animal testing is banned, we can all help protect animals from being abused in experiments. Please select cosmetics that aren’t tested on animals by consulting this guide.

 

PETA India has persuaded industry and government officials to consider a blanket ban for all tests on animals for cosmetics and household ingredients and products. If India doesn’t act, the EU and Israeli markets will be cut off to Indian cosmetics manufacturers.

 

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  • Bhavna Hira

    stop animal testing no more of ti!!

  • we shall live together in harmony…
    it s our world…now and forever

  • Heidi Boehm

    THIS KIND OF SHIT HAS TO STOP……WHAT ARE WE BARBARIANS!!!!!

  • Leonard

    Sometimes the message must ofenfd in order to break through the wall of denial. We must stop seeing animals as commodities for our use and recognize how they get from birth to the plate. It is not a pretty journey and I think PETA is trying to smash through the wall of delusion that most consumers are hiding behind. Happy Holidays one and all.

  • Anne Grice

    No animals must be used for testing cosmetics. This must stop by all cosmetics such as Loreal, Revlon and more. Thanks to Israel and the EU for this ban. Humans can test their dam cosmetics on themselves.

  • Manreet Kaur

    Plz stop testing on animals…let them live..

  • Mica

    Stop all experiments on animals now! Not necessary just greed and little people who did not do enough at Chemistry/science school!

  • Aprajita

    Please lets make this happen all over the world.. should not test on animals for medicinal purpose either. Or eating them.. you can stop people from eating by banning them but you cant trust them to not be cruel if you allow them to eat/use for medicine (so called noble cause) or cosmetics (simply erratic …)

  • Ritu Kodnani

    I support no testing on speechless animals.

  • Ritu Kodnani

    I support no testing on speechless animals.

  • Ritu Kodnani

    I support no testing on animals, because world cannot look beautiful after torturing animals.

  • Shrirang

    Dear Sir, please save animals, stop all the products that use animal tests.

  • Anasua

    any experimentation on animals should be stopped at once.

  • Neelam

    Plz stop cruelty.. evry life is important.. animals also feel the pain, have a heart

  • Vasudha Parmar

    Animal testing should be replaced by more effective ad humane methods, as has already been done by the EU and Israel. Such cruelty to animals has no place in a civilised society

  • Heike Struwe

    Stop the cruelty!

  • Aanchal Chadha

    stop cosmetic testing on animals in india

  • Ashima

    Please stop doing animal testing and let the animals live their life of freedom without any torture.

  • RADHIKA

    STOP Testing cosmetics on poor animals. Stop being selfish.

  • JayDee Jackson

    Please STOP animal abuse..

  • Laura Farrell RN

    animal testing is junk science and a complete waste of life and resources.

  • Adyasha

    Please stop animal testing. We have no right to torture a living breathing being whatever may be the reason.

  • Sayali Patil

    Stop Testing Cosmetic products on Animals. Please people, Don’t but any products on which they haven’t mentioned “Not Tested On Animals”

  • Manohar

    I request the Indian government to stop this cruelity against innocent animals.

  • Lara

    ban it-its from the dark ages-

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