July 6, 2012
HSI and The HSUS Issue Statement Following Urban Decay Decision to Abandon China Sales
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.”
- On June 6, 2012, Urban Decay initially informed customers of its decision to sell in China, a country that requires animal testing for cosmetics, via its website and social media, including the following post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics/posts/252445838188526
- Urban Decay Animal Testing Policy (revised July 6, 2012): http://www.urbandecay.com/Animal-Testing-Policy/animal-testing-policy,default,pg.html
- On April 23, 2012, Humane Society International and The HSUS launched the global campaign Be Cruelty-Free to bring an end to regulatory animal testing requirements for cosmetics where they exist, and to work with companies and national governments to end cosmetics animal testing, and the sale of products so tested, once and for all. For more information, visit hsi.org/becrueltyfree.
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