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Are some of the items cruelty free? In any case, I no longer buy MAC and will not until they change the policy back to cruelty free. Sometimes I wonder if they were ever truly cruelty free. What was even more hurtful to me was finding out Smashbox is no longer cruelty free! That pissed me off! Peta recently notified supporters that Mary Kay and Avon are no longer cruelty free either. China market may be the same reason MAC is now contributing to the cruelty too?!
I believe that access to the consumer market in China is the reason for the change with MAC, and nearly all other Estee Lauder brands as well. Thank you for this. I will be adding the disclaimer you had posted to my post. I hope Mac starts adapting to the new technology that is out there. Greed changes integrity, honesty…….. Where you able to return your recent purchases?
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I really hope so. MAC, you got it all wrong. You are on my black list now. I guess in China there are laws that require it and apparently the market there is large enough to be worth the change to them. Thank you so much for sharing this information! Just to clarify.. Yeah, I knew that MAC being all vegan was always a rumor. Thank you for this post! None of the information was from PETA.
I find it shocking that people make statements like this when PETA is able to provide information that benefits consumers so they can make educated ethical decisions. Not sure what contribution you have ever made to the cosmetics industry or animals for that matter??
How selfish of us as humans to not care about suffering for the sake of beauty. Also the author never said anything about supporting PETA she only referenced it.. I think that the lists from PETA are a great resource. Especially for those just starting out on a cruelty free or vegan lifestyle or those who want a quick way to check on things.
I have so many mac products. I will simply take them all back to mac for recycling and will never use them again. They are going to hear from me. I guess from now on I will only use smaller companies. I also find their prices a LOT lower than companies like MAC that have an advertising budget and the quality is every bit as good, often better. Clare, etc.
I thought it would be tough to find product replacements of an equivalent caliber, but it has been the opposite — the quality is excellent and the costs are much less. My only caveat would be to do your research if you are exploring a brand that is hitherto unknown to you, because just as there are shady larger companies, there are also some shady indie companies. Ok I am really confused because as far as I knew from my discussions with the company this has been their policy for at least a few years, and it is a policy adopted by all companies in the Estee Lauder Companies group.
Nevertheless, China sucks. It shocks me that in this day and age a country can demand that for a product to be sold there, it is required to go through animal testing. So stupid. So insane. Makes me sick. This puts a huge kink in my new found love of the MAC brand. Even just a couple of months ago the last time I had emailed MAC until a couple of weeks ago they had a no animal testing at any point and no use of animal tested ingredients stance.
So, here in the US at least, this is very recent. Because this is a recent change, MAC could just pull their product from whatever country is requiring the testing and go back to selling where it was sold before.
Or it could mean they recently added some kind of ingredient that is required to be tested on animals in the countries they already sell in, in which case they could replace that ingredient with something else. Unfortunately the almighty dollar rules over ethics. Selling their products in a coutry with a population over one billion is a great way to like their pockets.
There are alternatives however. However it is more cost effective to produce and sell in China so that is what these companies have opted to do.
FACT CHECK: Animal Testing Resumes for Avon, Mary Kay, and Estée Lauder?
Urban decay has beautiful formulated products; it is independently owned and has been certified cruelty-free by an independent company. Every purchase we make is a vote for a product and the only way to stop animal testing is to hit them where it hurts. These companies do have other options if they really wanted to stay cruelty free.
However, just like you pointed out, the dollar often means more. Not at all. They are free to do as they please. In this case, my guess is that it was so they could sell products in China. China is the only place where animal testing is required by law.
Animal Testing Conducted by MAC Cosmetics?
Like I said before: there are alternatives. Not by my standards. There are lots of different makeup companies out there that will get my money instead. I was a devout MAC supporter and spent probably thousands on their makeup before I heard this. Doing so is simply to have access to more markets to make more money. Especially from a company that used to be so vocal about their stance against animal testing.
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This really sucks as Mac was a company that used to get quite a bit of my buisness. Just something to think about. Thanks for posting this information!
Oh, trust me, I know that no company or organization is ever as perfect as it claims. I do think that they are a trustworthy source when it comes to checking in on companies being truly cruelty free though. Not sure if I would put any stock in that claim considering the founder of PETA owns several pets herself. Also this shelters euthanasia rates were not any higher than other shelters in the south where there is an influx of unwanted pets.
I worked in a shelter where animals had to be euthanized twice a week to make room for the ever revolving door of new animals being abandones and there was nothing we could do.
So true. I think that people hold them to a higher standard. Horrible to read. I thank you, so much, for letting us all know. Again, thank you, Tashina. I just want to know a company is up front and gives me a trustworthy statement. They used to have an anti-animal testing claim in their FAQ too, but that is now gone. Common sense would lead anyone to believe that. The larger the company is the more likely they are to use crap synthetic ingredients and to test on animals.
I started working for GourmetBodyTreats. Smaller cosmetics companies are popping up all the time and I think the quality of the product is WAY higher.