For many years I have been a loyal fan of Urban Decay, not only because of their extensive range of edgy cosmetics but most importantly their outspoken stance on animal testing:
"WE DON'T TEST ON ANIMALS, HOW COULD ANYONE" ™
Unfortunately, earlier today is was announced that Urban Decay have lost their Leaping Bunny status due to expanding their market to China...
They say: Urban Decay is going to sell our products in China. Because of China’s policies on animal testing, we know that this will not be a popular decision with some of our loyal customers. But the decision is a thoughtful one.... For 16 years, we have been committed to two key causes: women’s rights, and the fight against animal testing. Our dedication to those causes will not waver.
Read their entire statement here:
Being totally honest, I'm not really sure what else I can say right now, I am genuinely disappointed & as it stands, I'm sad to say, I shall no longer be purchasing their products... I think I shall write a more thoughtful entry on the matter tomorrow, when I've had a chance to get my head around it. Granted my thoughts won't change, I will however, be able to present them in a more coherent manner...
source: Leaping Bunny
get involved: Sign the petition & urge Urban Decay to refuse animal testing in China