Urban Decay also issued a statement, which has since been removed from its website, further explaining the reasons why they thought they should make the move. They want to go there to help end animal testing and promote women’s rights by giving them jobs.
"Do we like China’s policies? No…and that is really the point. Going into China was a huge decision for Urban Decay. But, we believe that change cannot and will not happen by outside pressure alone in a closed market. Change can only happen from within. When we enter the Chinese market, we will do our part to help make those changes."
Instead of sticking to their values and fighting for animals with a ‘you can’t have our products until you change your policies’ stance, they’re going to go in and fight animal testing with products that have been tested on animals. It’s a long way from their original disclaimer, “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?”