For the original story about Urban Decay and China, read here.
Urban decay have now released the following statement on their website
"After careful consideration of many issues, we have decided not to start selling Urban Decay products in China.
Following our initial announcement, we realized that we needed to step back, carefully review our original plan, and talk to a number of individuals and organizations that were interested in our decision."
You can read the full statement here.
One thing that struck me as a little strange is that the full statement mentions several times that "We do not test our finished products on animals."
Prior to this I hadn't seen Urban Decay use the word "finished" it was always "We do not test our products on animals."---The word finished is always a red flag in my mind, (but maybe I'm just being overly suspicious.)
I think it's fantastic that they listened to the "backlash" they received from their customers on Twitter and Facebook (it's nice to know our opinions matter!)
However, I personally don't see myself becoming a loyal customer again.
I can't help but wonder why it took so much backlash via comments, tweets, emails etc for them to stick to their core values as a brand.
Urban Decay was always synonymous with cruelty-free in my mind until this. Now, I'd rather stick to brands I know I can trust.
What are your thoughts? Does this change your mind about not wanting to purchase Urban Decay products?
Urban Decay has recently decided to make their products available in China.
So why am I disappointed? Because China is a country that requires animal testing. You can see their official statement here.
This deeply disappoints me because Urban Decay was always passionate about the topic, and vocal about how much they detest animal testing.---This really came as a surprise. :(
I will no longer be featuring or purchasing Urban Decay products. I am removing them from my cruelty-free list, and considering deleting posts containing their products.
In closing, I'm disappointed Urban Decay.
What are your thoughts about this?
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When I first started my blog I had a post about animal testing.
I've since removed that post because I wanted to re-write it, and hopefully reach a larger audience.
There are a variety of different tests preformed on animals to determine the safety of a product when introducing a new ingredient.
They will do anything from pouring chemicals in rabbits eyes, potentially causing them to go blind or shaving off their fur to test chemicals on their bare skin.
The animals are given no pain relief, and are killed after the experiments.
It's NOT only rabbits
They also preform tests on mice, primates, cats, dogs, and even pigs!
What can I do to help?
Boycott these heartless companies!
While we can't make them stop today, we can do our best to not support such terrible animal cruelty.
Some of the bad guys
Procter & Gamble
Johnson & Johnson
If you would like to see a full list of the companies to avoid click here
The above companies own a larger majority of the brands you'll find at drugstores. Check the label, and if it's owned by any of the above, steer clear of it!
♥Some of the good guys!♥
Yes To Carrots
Beauty Without Cruelty
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Face of Australia
Kiss My Face
Wet 'n Wild
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Ocean Potion (Sun Care)
...Just to name a few!
If you'd like to see a full list of the good companies, click here
Please note that no list is 100% accurate. If you're unsure about a brand you can always email the company directly.
If the company says "final products not tested on animals" or "unless required by law" avoid them.
Animal testing is NOT required by law.
It is required by law that companies must test new ingredients to make sure they're safe, but they don't have to test them on animals.
They could avoid testing all together by simply using ingredients that have already been proven safe.
Companies like Procter & Gamble are just plain greedy. They don't care about animals. Their goal is to create new compounds so they can make false claims like "New hbgyusdbdjn complex makes lashes 5,000x thicker."--Um, no I think not P&G!
Keep in mind that just because a certain brand may not test on animals, it doesn't mean that the company that owns them doesn't. --Burt's Bees doesn't test on animals, but they were bought out by Clorox who do test on animals.
If you have questions about companies feel free to ask me!