Did you hear?
NARS Cosmetics just announced via Instagram about its decision to back away from its cruelty-free stance.
The cosmetic line made their decision due to their interest in expanding their market into China and with that, they must comply with the local laws.
It is required by law to conduct animal tests in order to sell in China.
We want you to know that we hear you. The global elimination of animal testing needs to happen. We firmly believe that product and ingredient safety can be proven by non-animal methods, but we must comply with the local laws of the markets in which we operate, including in China. We have decided to make NARS available in China because we feel it is important to bring our vision of beauty and artistry to fans in the region. NARS does not test on animals or ask others to do so on our behalf, except where required by law. NARS is committed and actively working to advance alternative testing methods. We are proud to support the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a globally recognized organization at the forefront of advancing non-animal methods in China and around the world. NARS is hopeful that together, we can work toward a cruelty-free world. For more on the good work IIVS is doing, see: http://bit.ly/2rVjnwV
And this of course caused a consumer boycott.
So far just over 146,000 people have signed a Care2 petition demanding NARS Cosmetics reverse its decision to test on animals.
VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/377/823/536/
The Care2 petition is backed by Katie Cleary, a top model, actress, and producer, who is a leader in the animal welfare movement through her non-profit Peace 4 Animals and on her news network, World Animal News (WAN).
Cleary told Care2 in a statement:
“It’s absolutely tragic to think of the countless lives that will be lost and the cruelty they will endure due to NARS’ misguided decision.”
Care2 and Katie’s World Animal News have been long-time partners.
“We have the power to say NO to laws in China that require animal testing for all cosmetics, it is wrong and must end. The time is now! NARS should listen to its customers and choose compassion over profit!”