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July 6, 2012

HSI and The HSUS Issue Statement Following Urban Decay Decision to Abandon China Sales

Humane Society International

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WASHINGTON—Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States are issuing the following statement in response to an announcement from cosmetics giant Urban Decay that it has cancelled plans to market its products in China, a country that requires animal testing for cosmetics:

“Urban Decay has made the right choice today, having listened to the overwhelming outcry from its customers and taken the high road to fight animal testing by refusing to market in China,” says Kate Willett, HSUS director of regulatory toxicology, risk assessment and alternatives. “This decision will give strength to consumers and other companies to fight animal testing of cosmetics worldwide.”

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Europe: Wendy Higgins, +44 (0) 7989 972 423, whiggins@hsi.org

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