Mumbai, Apr 23 : Activists of People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Monday staged a protest against animal killing for testing cosmetics.
"We are here to try and bring an awareness amongst the people about the cruelty endured by the animals that are used for cosmetic testing around the world. Progressive countries around the world have given up cosmetic testing but countries such as India continue with such pre-historic thing," said an activist.
"There are so many new things that have been developed, people can use DNA technique, they can use Computer models to test the animals. There is no need to put your shampoo into rabbit eyes or make a hamster or a rat eat some lipsticks so that we look beautiful," said Jaya Sinha, campaign manager PETA.
PETA activists displayed a huge dinosaur with words "cosmetic testing on animals is prehistoric."
"We are here to tell that this (Animal testing on animals) is a very old technique. Since there are new techniques available we should not test on animals," said Simran, Member PETA.