Animal Testing

India proposes a ban on imports for animal-tested cosmetics

India proposes a ban on imports for animal-tested cosmetics

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced a draft notification to ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals abroad; in a move which would extend the reach of animal testing prohibition for the cosmetics industry even further...

Ban in place: 2013 a big year for animal testing

Ban in place: 2013 a big year for animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It has been a busy twelve months for the cosmetics industry, and in Europe it was a big year concerning animal testing, so Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the developments.

China government begins consultation process on animal testing

China government begins consultation process on animal testing

By Simon Pitman

The China government has confirmed that it is instigating a consultation process to find alternative to the testing on cosmetics products on animals. amid mounting international pressure, with Cruelty Free International voicing its support.

2013 sees Asia take strides towards eliminating animal testing

2013 sees Asia take strides towards eliminating animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

With less than a week to go until the ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics in the EU, it appears that it has influenced several markets in Asia, with Korea, India and Japan all seeing instances of following suit in 2013 so far.

China takes steps towards first ever non-animal test

China takes steps towards first ever non-animal test

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Chinese government are taking steps towards accepting a non-animal test for cosmetics for the first time, after a PETA grant allowed the necessary research to develop a new toxicity test, and the necessary training was carried out in a Beijing university...

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

By Michelle Yeomans

The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.

Avon as transparent as a "black blanket,” says PETA VP in response to misleading China animal testing policy

Avon as transparent as a "black blanket,” says PETA VP in response to misleading China animal testing policy

By Michelle Yeomans

“We have been transparent on the issue regarding our requirement to adhere to local laws in countries where we do business,” said Avon, after it found itself in a class action lawsuit alongside Estee Lauder and Mary Kay for allegedly claiming that their...

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