After extensive discussions between Nature’s Gate (a company that sells organic and natural health and beauty products)and PETA about China’s animal testing requirements, the company has decided to pull out of the Chinese market and lose money, rather than having its product testing on helpless animals.
Other companies that have arrived at similar decisions are John Paul Mitchell Systems, Dermalogica, and Pangea Organics. In addition, NYX Cosmetics, Urban Decay, and Yes To Inc., have pledged to stay out of China until the requirement is lifted.
“Nature’s Gate is a hero for animals and for millions of consumers who want personal-care products that come without a death toll,” said PETA Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo in a press release. She also noted that now that the European Union has completely banned all sales of cosmetics products tested on animals.
Companies like Mary Kay, Avon, and Estée Lauder, which for decades were on PETA’s list of companies that didn’t test on animals, recently began paying for tests in order to market their products in China. L’Oréal on the other hand is spending over a million dollars to fund animal-free toxicology research.
Consumers can find out whether a company tests on animals by checking PETA’s lists here.
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