Peta calls for end to cosmetic testing on animals

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New Delhi, Jun 17 (UNI) The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, calling for a ban on use of animals in product testing.

The action by PETA came after it obtained a letter from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare endorsing PETA's position.

PETA had previously written to the Ministry requesting the ban and had held protests outside the office of the Ministry of Health and Family welfare in New Delhi on Valentine's Day and another in Mumbai.

PETA and the ICMR want a ban on cosmetics testing on animals because the ''tests are cruel and old fashioned''.

''These painful and deadly tests are not only cruel but also unnecessary,''the PETA said.

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