PETA seeks ban on household products' tests on animals

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 07:40 hrs

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hoped Monday that testing household products on animals will soon be banned across the country and alternative methods applied.

"Our campaign to ban household product tests on animals has received support from many politicians, we hope soon animal testing on the household products like detergents, floor cleaners will be banned," PETA said in a statement.

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has also expressed support for a ban on household product tests on animals.

"A committee from the chemical division of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has suggested replacing a test on guinea pigs, used to determine the skin sensitization potential of chemicals, with a non-animal testing method called the human repeat insult patch test. It also proposed that the manufacturers to submit safety data using non-animal testing methods," the statement said.

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