JUST ANNOUNCED! Urban Decay decides NOT to sell in China. This is a victory for those of us against animal testing as China requires animal testing for all cosmetics products sold there. This is also a victory for those of us who love the Urban Decay product line, and love their ethos of being as vegan and as cruelty free as possible. We here at Makeup to Go! applaud Urban Decay on what was not an easy decision to make. China is a huge emerging market and there was potentially lots of money to be made by selling there. Hopefully the Chinese governing body over these policies will reconsider animal testing (idealistic, yes, but one can hope). In the meantime I applaud Urban Decay for choosing conscience over profit.
Urban Decay’s full statement on the matter can be read here: Urban Decay China Statement, 7/6/2012
(apologies for any type-os. This post is being made remotely from my iPad)