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Campaign against animal testing drums up support in India


Maneka Gandhi has joined Cruelty Free International in its global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

The founder of People for Animals said, "The world is looking at India. I want to be able to say that India was among the first in the world to ban tests on animals for beauty products, which is why I am supporting Cruelty Free International's global campaign to end these cruel and outdated tests.”

There is no worldwide ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Despite progress with some regions and companies, many countries including India, still allows animal testing on cosmetics.

Michelle Thew, chief executive, Cruelty Free International said, "We are thrilled to have the support of Maneka Gandhi… [Maneka] is well known for her compassion for animals and her support strengthens our ground breaking campaign to protect animals from suffering for cosmetics in India."

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