Originally Posted by cno64
I, too, have very mixed feelings now about Urban Decay. In their most recent statement, they said, "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."
I mean, it should have been *immediately* apparent that they'd be violating their cruelty-free "principles" by entering a market where animal-testing is mandatory.
I am glad that they've reversed their initial decision, and wish that other companies (Hello, Estee Lauder!) would follow their lead, but it seems to me that if a company truly maintains firm principles, it should never even consider violating them. I'd like to see Urban Decay pledge that they will always be cruelty-free, even if it hurts their financial bottom line.
Yes I fully agree with you. Violating such fundamental values is very bad and not acceptable from a moral point of vieuw. I hope UD must be cruelty free for always, they started cruelty free some 16 years ago or so, they must remain cruelty free. The naked palette is the most famous eye palette in the world, it sells very very well ( 1st rank of all palettes ! ) so I don't even know if they would suffer financially from not selling in China... Their " core principles " as they say must be respected, there has been petitions all over the web ( in the US I signed them so I really can say some people were furious ) against UD, it's a good thing !
In France it would be great if we could change the legal status of animals and reduce animal testing and experiment as much as possible ( ban is not realistic because of research and sciences ), a ban would be great for all activities excluding research, but non invasive research must be taken into account.