Urban Decay have decided NOT to sell their products in China!

This is the news I have been waiting for... An update on ‘Urban Decay & China’ I was pleased to read that Urban Decay have decided that they will NOT be selling their products in China. Sadly, China are a country which require animal testing by law… Earlier this year it was announced that Avon Cosmetics & Estee Lauder along with their subsidiary companies had expanded their market into China, it has been a sad year for both animals & ethical consumers. 

I think it's great that Urban Decay have decided not to trade with China, however I'm saddened that they had even contemplated it. In the statement Urban Decay say that they considered a number of factors which have determined their decision to U-turn, I would like to think that persuasion of the people, their own customers, bloggers & tweeters played a part in this. As always, it pays to be vigilante when making purchases, I don't shop without google... I check in, before I check out!

Here's what Urban Decay have to say...

After careful consideration of many issues, we have decided not to start selling Urban Decay products in China. While several factors were important in reaching this decision, ultimately we did not feel we could comply with current regulations in China and remain true to our core principles. We know there are many progressive consumers in China who would embrace an opportunity to purchase non-animal tested products - our hope remains that we have the chance to offer Urban Decay products to these consumers someday in the future.

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. We regret that we were unable to respond immediately to many of the questions we received, and appreciate the patience our customers have shown as we worked through this difficult issue.

Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to ending animal testing in the cosmetics industry. As demonstrated by the renewed support we have received from organizations like PETA and the CCIC, this principle remains at our core. Urban Decay does not test its finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf, and we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Urban Decay is proud to be 100% cruelty-free.

Furthermore, Urban Decay have already recommitted to the Leaping Bunny Programme 
& PETA have restored them to their Cruelty Free list, so they are officially, 100% cruelty free! 

You can read the Leaping Bunny press release here

You can read the PETA press release here

Please leave me your thoughts & a big thank you to all of you who blogged, tweeted, re-tweeted, 
signed & shared the petition! 


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