Urban Decay Pull Out Of China?

Soooo I just got home from a date to the best news ever.

Check this out:

After careful consideration of many issues, we have decided not to start selling Urban Decay products in China. While several factors were important in reaching this decision, ultimately we did not feel we could comply with current regulations in China and remain true to our core principles. We know there are many progressive consumers in China who would embrace an opportunity to purchase non-animal tested products - our hope remains that we have the chance to offer Urban Decay products to these consumers someday in the future.

Following our initial announcement, we realized that we needed to step back, carefully review our original plan, and talk to a number of individuals and organizations that were interested in our decision. We regret that we were unable to respond immediately to many of the questions we received, and appreciate the patience our customers have shown as we worked through this difficult issue.

Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to ending animal testing in the cosmetics industry. As demonstrated by the renewed support we have received from organizations like PETA and the CCIC, this principle remains at our core. Urban Decay does not test its finished products on animals, nor do we allow others to test on our behalf, and we require our suppliers to certify that the raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are not tested on animals. Urban Decay is proud to be 100% cruelty-free.

They've been immediately reissued with their 'Leaping Bunny' status.

I am honestly so glad they decided to take a step back and look at what they were doing. Whilst I won't forgive them for their quite frankly, BS original statement.

But I can't even explain how happy I am that they decided to listen to their customers. Instead of selling out they've done the right thing, and for that I do respect them.

As I've always said, Urban Decay do the best shadows and liners (for me) and I can't even express how happy (how many times have I said that now?!) I am that I'll be able to continue to buy from them and use up my stash without feeling guilty.

Props to you UD, not many people would go back on such a decision. Whilst you pissed a lot of people off in the process I commend you for doing the right thing.

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