Written by Michelle Kretzer
Rabbits are on a
giant Nature's Gate
just became the fourth company to pull out of the Chinese market until the
country stops requiring tests
on animals for cosmetics. After talks with PETA, Nature's Gate agreed that there is nothing pretty about tormenting
animals in laboratories, and the company chose to forgo the large Chinese
market, rather than sacrificing its commitment to being cruelty-free.
PETA is proud to give Nature's Gate our
Courage in Commerce Award for its dedication to offering a wide array of
quality personal-care and beauty products without harming animals
anywhere in the world.
And Nature's Gate is in good company: Paul Mitchell, Dermalogica, and Pangea
Organics have all pulled their products out of China in order to save animals' lives,
and many more companies, such as Urban Decay and NYX, have refused to sell in China until the animal testing requirements are lifted.
As a result, these conscientious companies are being rewarded with even more
customer support, and with the help of the scientists PETA is helping to fund, China is prepping to approve its
first non-animal testing method.
Please join us in thanking Nature's Gate, and continue to support companies that don't test on animals by checking PETA's
online list of companies that do and that don't test on animals. Order your own free copy of PETA's first-ever global cruelty-free shopping guide and take it with you every time you shop! Naturally.
good news on the international
product testing front: After discussions with PETA, Pangea Organics is ending all sales of
its products in China, where animal tests for cosmetics are required. For
choosing principles over profits and vowing not to
pay for animal tests anywhere in the world, PETA is proud to honor Pangea
Organics with our Courage in Commerce Award.
Organics has been a member of PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program and will stay
on PETA's cruelty-free list along with more than 1,300 cosmetics companies and personal-care
and household products companies that are committed to compassion.
joins a growing list of companies that are choosing to stay true to their
cruelty-free roots. Last year, Paul Mitchell Systems became the first
company to pull out of China rather than harming animals after learning from
PETA that selling in that country would mean painful and deadly tests on
animals, and other companies,
such as Dermalogica, have followed suit. Urban Decay also reversed its
decision to enter the Chinese market after hearing from thousands of PETA
supporters. And NYX,
Paula's Choice, Yes To
Carrots, and Jack Black have all said, "No, thanks!" to the Chinese
market until tests on animals are no longer required—and that day is coming
closer. PETA is helping to fund the efforts of the Institute for In Vitro
Sciences, which is working to help Chinese scientists and government officials accept superior, non-animal
methods, and China is poised to approve its first
help us congratulate
Pangea Organics, and show your support
for cruelty-free living by using PETA's brand-new global Cruelty-Free Shopping
Guide every time you shop! Order a free copy or use PETA's Beauty
Without Bunnies database to find compassionate
companies that refuse to pay for animal tests anywhere in the world.
John Paul Mitchell Systems is showing consumers once again why it's a
leader in cruelty-free compassion. The hair-care and salon giant has decided to
pull entirely out of the Chinese market rather than having its products tested
on animals. Paul Mitchell, whose products have never been tested on animals
anywhere in the world and who had not yet been required to do so in China, is
the first cruelty-free company to stop selling in that country in order to
prevent cruel animal tests. For this bold move, PETA, which has been in communication with the
company for months, is presenting Paul Mitchell with its Courage in Commerce
© Chris Garcia
Mary Kay, Avon, and Estée Lauder recently sold out
animals when they began paying for animal testing in order to market their
products in China and were thus promptly removed from PETA's cruelty-free list. But compassionate companies
such as Paul Mitchell and Urban
Decay are proving that they'd
rather have clear consciences than a few extra yuan in their wallets.
PETA funded a group of scientists to travel to China and offer their advice on
replacing animal experiments with superior non-animal methods, the country is poised
to approve its first
non-animal cosmetics test.
the meantime, please use PETA's
Caring Consumer database and support only
companies that refuse to pay for any animal tests—no matter where in the world
they are conducted.
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