India Ends All Household-Product Testing on Animals

January 2014

On the heels of India’s 2013 announcement that the country would ban all cosmetics testing on animals, India announced that it is adding household products, such as cleaners and detergents, to the ban. PETA India’s science policy adviser—with documentation provided by PETA U.S. scientists—urged the Bureau of Indian Standards committee to replace a skin sensitization test (which was performed by rubbing harsh chemicals into guinea pigs’ shaved skin) with non-animal testing methods. India is now the second country, following Israel, to end tests on animals for both cosmetics and household products.

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