"When required by law.."

Monday, February 25, 2013

With people a little worried about the new changes that will occur on March 11th that revolve around the news of the EU ending the sales of cosmetics that are tested on animals. MAC Cosmetics only test on animals where it is required by law, within the UK it's banned but of course we know that in China that's not the case. We can rest assure that our products aren't tested on animals on a whole it's still a company who believe in animal testing, for some that can be a full strike out, for others it's a bly as it's not tested here.

Any company who has the wording along the lines of..

We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law.

It's only when a country has animal testing requirements. Guess there's the loophole? For me it leaves me on the fence, more on the side of, not bothering to buy from them. Is it okay to buy from a company that believes in animal testing as long as in your country it's not tested?

Ohh my head & heart. Do you compromise your beliefs or stay head strong?


Matilly Rose said...

Cosmetic companies that still test on animals because it is "required by law", show themselves for the greedy dollar mongers they really are. Any show of concern for the plight of these poor creatures on their part is just for face value only.

I refuse to support any company that experiments on animals. I encourage anyone who is against animal testing to do the same!

Hit them where it hurts.


Sarirah said...

I'll be honest, I don't agree with animal testing but I also find it hard to keep up with which companies do and don't. Of course, once I know then they're off my shopping list but I can't really afford to just bin the product I've already purchased and started using. Is that bad? I think in that instance the damage is already done. I've never purchased from MAC and never intend to now. The more organic/natural products you purchase the safer you are (in my opinion) but sometimes that comes with a sizeable price tag. Which leads me to an interesting idea, "budget buys that are cruelty free blog post". Will do have to do some real research on this. (Sorry for the long comment. :p )

Miri said...

I feel like the brand is either cruelty free or not. They choose to sell in countries like China knowing that it's required by law to do tests on animals. I know that China is a huge market, therefore incredibly profitable, but it a brand strongly believes that animal testing is cruelty they should make a stand of the company's values.

Urban Decay was going to enter chinese market, but at the end they chose not to because of animal testing.

Miri xx

Chelsea said...

Argh, it's such a dilemma! I don't support companies who test on animals, however it's hard to gather accurate information on whether they do or don't. The products that are very clearly organic/not tested on animals etc are often a lot more expensive and hard to source. Do you know any websites that provide accurate information on which companies test on animals? xx

Amy Rule said...

Interesting post - it really makes you think about what your make up goes through up until it actually gets to you!



LaaLaa Monroe said...

Yeah, the companies change so quickly you never know at times, sometimes not until months down the line, here is a website that was passed on to me http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/search?product-type=cosmetics&country=231
which I hope helps you out xo

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Can be a vicious, violent and shuddering cycle. xo

LaaLaa Monroe said...

I totally agree, but this is where profit for them is more valuable than belief. They gain loyal followers and more so when they are cruelty free and care about what they are doing with their products. It turns me off when companies chose to drop their cruelty-free polices because I find it never really was as strong to begin with xo

LaaLaa Monroe said...

No, I totally agree. I'm the same I still have products that are from companies that have decided to go into the Chinese market or dropped their animal testing policy since purchase and it's a waste to just throw your things away, just reminds you not to purchase from them again.

They do indeed come with a price tag, they are more expensive to make and especially in the quantity needed but it is a good way to go if possible within your budget. xo

LaaLaa Monroe said...

100% agree. Profit over belief. Thank you for your comment xo

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