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Sale of animal-tested products to become illegal in Israel as 2013 rings in

[Haaretz]

The sale and import of cosmetics and cleaning materials tested on animals will be illegal as of midnight Monday night, under a law passed in 2010. The Health Ministry said it would crack down on importers who violate the law, but did not offer specifics.

"This law is a genuine revolution in the field of animal rights in Israel," said MK Eitan Cabel (Labor ), who heads the Knesset caucus for animal rights. "We came a long way in the last Knesset regarding attitude changes in this matter."

In practice, animal-tested products that are already on store shelves will not be removed by year's end, but importers will be required to get permits from the Health Ministry for every cosmetic or cleaning product they import.

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