Stop All Animal Testing in India

Target: Dr. GN Singh, Drug Controller General of India

Goal: Cease all animal testing in India

During the recent Bureau of Indian Standards PCD 19 Cosmetics Sectional Committee meeting, Dr. GN Singh, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), announced that India would stop using animal testing within its cosmetics industry. This announcement came soon after news that the European Union and Israel had enacted bans on cosmetics testing on animals. In addition to being influenced by the European’s Union and Israel’s decisions, the DCGI was heavily persuaded by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign directed toward the country. This campaign was supported by a number of businesses and high-ranking officials, including The Body Shop, LUSH, and Congress President Smt, Sonia Gandhi. Other supporters included Indian company Trumount Cosmoceuticals, the Indian Council of Medical Research, and the Animal Welfare Board of India. Although the new ban helps protect many of the country’s animals, animal testing is still allowed and used in other industries. Ending cosmetics animal testing was a step in the right direction, but in order to truly create change, all animal testing must be banned.

Animal testing usually includes inserting chemicals into rabbits’ and other animals’ eyes, applying chemicals to their chafed skin, and forcing chemicals down their throats. These animals are exposed to substances that may or may not be poisonous. Allowing any type of animal testing to continue is in direct opposition to the purpose of the ban. If animal testing is deemed unnecessary for one industry, then it is also unnecessary for a related industry. Already, Israel has banned animal testing for household products. By signing the petition below, you will help urge the DCGI to ban animal testing within the household products industry.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. GN Singh,

Your decision to ban animal testing within the cosmetics industry is highly commendable. Many high-ranking officials, and both international and Indian companies, support this decision. However, although this ban is a step in the right direction, more can be done to protect the animals in your country.

Other countries, like Israel, have banned animal testing within not only the cosmetics industry, but the household products industry as well. There is no reason why India cannot do the same. The large amount of support shown from the new ban proves that similar bans will likely be equally supported. We are urging you to complete the positive change you have initiated, and ban all animal testing within your country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Matt Reinbold via Flickr.com

 

Sign the Petition

  • Your email will not be published. By signing you accept the ForceChange terms of service and may receive updates on this and related petitions.

Facebook Comments

comments

6 Comments

  1. james Lampett says:

    Ban all animal testing

  2. Victoria C. says:

    Animal testing has too long been misused to inflict intense pain on animals when more modern methods are safer and more reliable. Toxic ingredients are stil allowed especially in hair dye even though many creatures have suffered in draize tests

    http://www.neavs.org/research/limitations
    http://www.wddty.com/animal-testing.html

  3. Flor del Carmen Padilla says:

    STOP ANIMAL TESTING PLEASE.

  4. Jill Mortimer says:

    Animal Testing is Barbaric.

  5. Experimentalists have to stop immediately these kind of infantile, cruel and barbaric tests on living creatures by apply strongest justice to them – SEND THEM TO THE WORKLESS ONLY !

    Animal testing is unnecessary and the results unreliable. This has been proven.
    So these establishments are just a means for monsters to torture and kill animals.
    In the 21st century do we really believe this is furthering our knowledge at all?
    Absolutely not! This is murder for murder’s sake and UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO EFFORD SICK ABUSES LIKE THIS ?

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE !!!
    THE LAW IS TO CHANGE AND HAVE TO STOP THAT UNHUMANE ACTING !

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

    Normaltive ethic includes the claim on generally liability.

  6. deepak singh rauthan says:

    This is not the way to test by hurting someone lively precious life…..stop it all

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Signatures

  • Jenny Uyttenhove
  • Anika Singj
  • Astrid D.
  • marijke blox
  • Marian Claasen
  • cigdem erbil
  • Heike Struwe
  • anita huybrechts
1 of 238123...238