Animal tests for cosmetics have been removed from the list of testing requirements by the Bureau of Indian Standards’ Cosmetics Sectional Committee (PCD 19), but foreign manufacturers that test their cosmetics on animals outside India are still selling their vile products here. Now, following efforts by PETA, MP Maneka Gandhi and others, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has published a draft notification to amend The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, in order to ban the import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals anywhere in the world.
Raveena Tandon-Thadani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Dia Mirza, R Madhavan, Rahul Khanna, Sunny Leone, Pooja Bhatt, Lara Dutta, Trisha Krishnan, Dino Morea, Esha Deol-Takhtani and other stars have already petitioned the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to end the import of cosmetics and household products tested on animals after learning about the issue from PETA India.
Israel and the European Union have already banned the sale and marketing of animal tested cosmetics. India must not lag behind!
To support the draft ban, please send comments to Secretary Nirman Bhawan, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi 110011 by June 18.