The ugly secret of the beauty industry


Dear Editor
Did you know many cosmetics, like shampoo and deodorants, are tested on animals before they reach you? Dogs, rabbits, monkeys and other animals are put through enormous suffering in labs to test these cosmetics.
The Drug Controller General, the regulator for cosmetics in India, has recently taken the first step towards banning animal testing in India, thanks to the pressure generated by a public campaign.
But the cruelty continues – cosmetic companies still import animal tested beauty products and ingredients from other countries.
Humane Society International (HSI), India, has started a petition on calling on Dr. G.N. Singh, the Drug Controller General of India, to ban the import of animal tested cosmetics into India.
Opportunity to end the cruelty
The European Union and Israel have already stopped animal testing and sale of animal tested products for cosmetics. Its time for India to follow suit and ban the import of animal tested cosmetics.
HSI believes that if enough people tell the Drug Controller that we are against animal cruelty and don’t want animal tested cosmetics in India, he will have to take action and ban them.
Sign the petition to ask the Drug Controller, and join HSI’s demand, to immediately put an end to animal testing and import of animal tested cosmetics.

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