Going global: Big-name beauty brands have changed their animal testing policies so they can start selling their products in China
Cosmetic sales in China increased by 18 per cent to £10billion last year - making it an attractive financial prospect. But companies selling their products in the country have been asked to fund animal testing of their products in Chinese laboratories in order for them to be sold to the public.
The Leaping Bunny logo is used by brands that don’t test on animals, useful for ethically-conscious beauty fans. www.GoCrueltyFree.org
Large name brands giving up their cruelty-free status to sell to China will come as a surprise to many shoppers. Even more surprisingly, there are many huge international brands including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Revlon, which have never been able to use the Leaping Bunny logo because of their animal testing policies.
Over 400 companies, including Paul Mitchell and Urban Decay, refuse to allow animal testing for their products so there is plenty of choice for everyone who wishes to eliminate this cruel, unnecessary and outdated practice.
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