Ban of cosmetic testing on animals: A brief overview

D. Sreedhar, N. Manjula, Ajay Pise, Shilpa Pise, V. S. Ligade

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Introduction: Animals have been used in biomedical researchfor many years because they are considered as important experi-mental subjects due to their physiological similarity to human beings. Cosmetics are considered to be luxury products; they are not part of the essential commodity. Testing cosmetic ingredients on animals is primarily to check whether the product is safe for human use. Due to the increased concern for animals, to protect them from unnecessary pain and injuries many countries have passed,enacted Act made Rules and Regulations. Objective: In the present study an attempt was made to explore various country statuses that have banned, in the progress of cosmetic testing on animals. Methodology: The required information was obtained through secondary data sources, which were available onthe public do-main. Discussion: The first ban on animal testing of cosmetics products was started by the European Union.A full ban on both the sale and import of cosmetics that are tested on an animal was done in March 2013 by the European Union. India banned cosmetic testing on animals in 2014. New Zealand prohibited the use of animals for tests of cosmetic products since May 2015. Countries like Israel, Norway, Brazil, South Korea also banned cosmetic testing on animals. Conclusion: This move from manycountries may protect cosmetic testing on animals from unnecessary pain and injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Current Research and Review
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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