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India has officially banned all selling of imported cosmetics that have been tested on animals from the country. The new rule will go into effect starting in November and PETA's Indian branch couldn't be happier. According to a press release from PETA, the new law states that, "No cosmetic that has been tested on animals after the commencement of the Drugs and Cosmetics (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2014 shall be imported into the country." With this new law India is joining ranks with the European Union and Israel, both of which have passed similar laws banning animal-tested cosmetics. No word on whether the US is considering following suit.
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