Sale of Animal-tested Products to Become Illegal in Israel as 2013 Rings In

The law, originally passed in 2010, will go into effect at precisely midnight on New Year's Eve 2012.

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.