Have you heard the news? Urban Decay are changing their plans because of us. Protesting matters, people.
I can’t say that they’re excused for what they’ve done, but I’m at least able to let go of my breath now. Their number one priority is obviously money and not animal welfare, and even though I can’t look at them the same way as before at least no animal lives will be spilled for their products. I’m proud of the amazing protesters in the first hand. Urban Decay probably just didn’t want to lose money, if no one would have protested they would have happily proceeded with their China plan. That’s my thought on it.
Hmm. What do you think?
From the Urban Decay website:
UD Decides Not to Sell in China
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.