Please write to Urban Decay re: decision to open Chinese market
As a vegan, Urban Decay has been one of the shining lights for the community as a high-quality cosmetics company that we could depend on, but not anymore. Urban Decay’s statement they released about China is hypocritical: if they wanted to make change in the country, they would go there and DEMAND their products to not be tested on animals or they would refuse to sell them.
They are going to see a big change: loss in their American market if they allow this animal testing to go on.
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To Whom It Concerns,
I am shocked to learn that Urban Decay has made the unfortunate decision to begin marketing products in China, despite China’s animal testing requirement, and despite Urban Decay’s longstanding policy against animal testing. I am therefore writing to respectfully request that you continue producing items in the absence of animal testing. Considered archaic and fundamentally flawed, product testing on animals lacks corporate legitimacy and social validation. Furthermore, it is imperative to recognize the existence of ingredients that already have an established, proven safety record for human use. These products, such as those found on the FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list, can be utilized and manufactured in the absence of deliberately cruel and unwarranted animal experimentation. Urban Decay‘s blatant disregard for animals and its potential decision to implement Chinese testing requirements is irresponsible and negligent.
Furthermore, the attempt to foster an idea that consumers continually support animal experimentation due to some inaccurate notion that it will prevent them from being harmed is unprincipled. Product misuse and abuse can lead to harm regardless of how many animals are wrongfully killed during the product testing phase. In fact, corporate manipulation and exploitation of consumer fear by using deceptive advertising is not only unethical but it is also illegal. As such, if Urban Decay decides to unnecessarily and selfishly capitalize on the mutilation, torture, and death of animals, I will not financially support you; furthermore, I will share this information with family, friends, colleagues, and members of online communities as well.
Please make both the ethical and financially-responsible decision to discontinue any plans to engage in animal experimentation immediately: join an increasing body of corporations who are listening to a concerned and attentive consumer population who refuse to be complicit in the inherently malicious industry of animal experimentation.
Karen Lyons Kalmenson