11,000 petition against animal testing in India

11,000 petition against animal testing in India
A petition has been signed by 11,000 Indians protesting against the sale and import of cosmetics tested on animals, according to Human Society International.

The document, which was part of a campaign run by Humane Society International/Be Cruelty Free, was presented to drug controller general of India G.N. Singh in his office in New Delhi.

Alokparna Sengupta of Humane Society said that the Indian government had “rightly” ​recognized that animal testing of cosmetics was morally unjustified.

He stated: “It is vital that we do not allow Indian shops to become a dumping ground for the animal-tested cosmetics from other countries.”

“As October is the month in which Mahatma Gandhi, a proponent of ahimsa (non-violence) was born, it is the perfect time for India to ban the import and sale of such cosmetics.”

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