03 Mar '13, 3pm

Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics: Will India Be Next?

Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics: Will India Be Next?

Animal advocates are celebrating a landmark decision handed down from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to fast-track the removal of two final tests of cosmetic products on animals from India’s safety standard. “The directive was issued during an emergency meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards PCD19 Cosmetic Sectional Committee, to which HSI/India was a special invitee, and marks the beginning of the end of acute oral toxicity (lethal poisoning) and oral mucosal irritation animal testing for cosmetic purposes in India,”according to the Humane Society International. From now on, companies who want to test their products or ingredients will have to submit a non-animal testing proposal to the DCGI for approval. “It’s unthinkable that in this day and age, animals are still choking on cosmetic chemicals in decades-old poisoning tests while companies choke on their...

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