Beauty Without Bunnies
Welcome to the database of companies in India that do and that don’t test their products on animals. For a list of companies that do test their products on animals, click here. For a list of companies that don’t test their products on animals, click here. For a list of foreign companies that do and don’t test their products on animals, visit the PETA US site.
If you’re representing an Indian company that want to be included on the list of companies that don’t test their products on animals, then you will need to sign PETA India’s statement of assurance or provide a satisfactory statement verifying that your company do not conduct, commission or pay for any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products anywhere in the world and that your company pledge not to do so in the future. If you represent a company that maintain a cruelty-free policy, please contact Dr Dipti Kapoor at [email protected] for more information. If you’re representing a company that are not based in India, please contact Stephanie Ruple at [email protected] for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are these companies included on the “Do Test” list?
This section includes both companies that manufacture animal-tested products and brands that are owned by companies that have not yet adopted a permanent “no animal testing” policy which sell products in India. Please encourage them to announce a permanent ban on animal testing. For a complete list of products manufactured by a company on this list, please visit the company’s website or contact the company directly for more information. Companies on this list may manufacture individual lines of products without conducting tests on animals. They have not, however, eliminated animal testing from their entire line of cosmetics and household products. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. There may be companies that test their products on animals which are not yet on the list.
Also included on this list are companies that have chosen to market their products in countries that require cruel tests on animals for cosmetics. Some of these companies may refrain from testing on animals in order to sell in the EU, India or Israel (where tests on animals for cosmetics are banned), but because they conduct, commission and/or pay for tests on animals elsewhere in the world, they are included on the “Do Test” list.
What can be done about animal tests required by law?
Although animal testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals is still mandated by law, testing of cosmetics defined by Schedule S of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, on animals is not mandatory.
What types of companies are on the “Don’t Test” list?
The list includes cosmetics, personal-care and household cleaning product companies selling in India only. It includes companies that have assured either PETA India or PETA US that they do not test on animals. This list may not be comprehensive. Please see PETA US’ global database of companies that do not test on animals here.
How do I know that these companies really don’t test on animals?
To a degree, the statement of assurance is a matter of trust. However, companies are putting their integrity on the line when they respond to consumers. A company that has publicly announced an end to its animal tests and states in writing that it doesn’t test on animals would face a public-relations disaster (and potential lawsuits) if it were caught testing on animals. Companies are well aware that consumers are serious about the issue of animal testing, and they know that it would ruin the public’s confidence in their products if it were discovered that they were being dishonest about their animal-testing policies.
I can’t find a particular company on either the “Do Test” list or the “Don’t Test” list. What does that mean?
A company may not be found on this website because it has a parent company that tests on animals, because we have no information on its policies or because it claims to be cruelty-free but has not yet signed PETA India’s statement of assurance. (Signing is a requirement for being listed.) It may also not be listed because it does not sell products in India. Please see PETA US’ Beauty Without Bunnies website for more information about products tested on animals that are sold outside of India.
You can inquire with us regarding companies not listed or write to them directly and ask the following questions as an interested consumer:
- Does the company test its products, ingredients or formulations on animals?
- Does it contract with an outside laboratory to conduct animal testing?
- If it does not use animal tests, does this decision reflect a permanent commitment to using only humane alternatives?
- If the company is cruelty-free, are its administrators familiar with PETA India’s cruelty-free company program?
If you are assured that a company maintain a cruelty-free policy, please ask to have this assurance confirmed in writing and forward correspondence and/or responses to Dr Dipti Kapoor at [email protected]. We will contact the company’s representatives and encourage them to sign PETA India’s statement of assurance. Your efforts will help PETA India’s campaign and demonstrate to corporations that animal testing is an urgent issue that affects consumer buying trends.