UPDATE: Urban Decay listened to their current customers' outcries against selling in China while animal testing is required, and decided NOT to! It was a great consumer victory, and my collection of 24/7 pencils was happily rescued from my garbage to be used (hopefully) evermore.
Yes, this sad news is resonating all over the beauty community - Urban Decay will sell in China, rendering their 16-year pledge against animal testing meaningless. There are many places, including Urban Decay's facebook page and blog posts from far better blogs than mine, at which you can read their sorry statement, so I won't reproduce it here. Instead, I hope it is okay if I redirect you to a very clearly-written post by Aly of Wonderland Beauty. She isn't vegan like me but she sums up exactly why this is a betrayal of all Urban Decay fans, and not just the ones who abstain from eating meat! We all should support companies that we can stand behind, but Urban Decay has made it opaque as to what they truly stand for. Our guess is raking in big money, at this point.
Please sign the petition she links to for Urban Decay to reinstate its ethics!
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