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India Ends Animal Testing for Household Products

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India is bringing in the “2” on a “1-2 punch” against animal testing. Last year India put an end to animal testing for cosmetics and now they’ve announced that there will be no more use of animals for the sake of household products.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) made the decision after some input from PETA India’s science policy adviser, Dr. Chaitanya Koduri, the only animal rights rep to sit in on the committee.

The committee decided to end the skin sensitization test that consists of rubbing harsh chemicals into a guinea pig’s shaved skin. Instead, “non-animal testing methods” will be used, as well as skin patch tests on humans. That certainly makes more sense since it’s humans using household cleaning products, not guinea pigs.

India now joins Israel as the only nations in the world to end animal testing on both cosmetics and household cleaning products. Way to go, India! And big thanks to PETA India for their work in this matter. Their next goal is to urge India to ban the sale of all cosmetics and household cleaners tested on animals.

Related on Ecorazzi:

+Sao Paulo, Brazil Bans Animal Testing with Hefty Fines

+India Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

+Brazilian Activists Liberate 200 Lab Beagles

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