Stop Animal Testing On Cosmetics
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A few years ago it was brought to many peoples attention that L'oreal (the cosmetic brand) uses animals to test their products, and we fought back. There was a huge situation about it and L'oreal claimed in 2013 that they no longer test on animals for any of their products, however, the statement on their website is full of loopholes that allow them to still test on innocent animals. I have taken some words from an online blog post by 'cruelty free kitty' quoting the websites statements and explaining the loopholes they use:
"“L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others.”
The above statement would imply that L’Oreal doesn't test finished products or ingredients on animals at any stage of production, that their suppliers don’t test raw materials on animals, and that they have pulled out of China. Which is false.
“An exception could be made if authorities required it for human safety or regulatory purposes.”
In other words, they do fund animal testing of their finished products in China, where the practice is required by law.
The whole change in L’Oreal’s animal testing policy took place with March 2013 as a cut-off date. The company now claims not to test its finished products or raw materials on animals after this date. They claim:
“When a supplier proposes us an ingredient, we ask to examine its safety dossier. If the dossier contains data generated by means of animal testing before March 2013, L’Oréal can retain the ingredient. If the data was generated after March 2013 and was for a cosmetics application, L’Oréal cannot retain the ingredient. If the data was generated after March 2013 but was for a usage other than cosmetics, then L’Oréal can retain the ingredient.”
Basically, L’Oreal claims not to use any ingredients that have tested on animals IF those ingredients have been tested on animals after March 2013 AND IF they have been tested for cosmetic reasons only. Dear readers, THIS IS THEIR LOOPHOLE. This is what allows L’Oreal to use animal-tested ingredients in their formulations for new products. These new products consist of anti-wrinkle products, acne treatments, sunscreens, and other skin-correcting or skin-protecting “miracle” products; L’Oreal surely knows what strings to pull to have these products fall under the “medicated ingredients” list. L’Oreal actually has a history of disguising its cosmetics as drugs, and has been sued by the FDA over misleading ads regarding this. The FDA claimed that L’Oreal products “were intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body, rendering them drugs under the Act (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act).” This is proof that some of L’Oreal’s products were indeed marketed as drugs. Whether or not there’s a link, one thing’s for sure: the company clearly states to be using ingredients that have been tested on animals for medical reasons, even after their cut-off date of March 2013"
There are so many companies selling products like this without using animal testing proving that it is very possible and would only inconvenience the company a small amount but would make a huge difference to the worldwide issue that is animal cruelty and testing.
Please sign this petition telling L'oreal to stop this for real this time and start doing things morally and healthily, thank you.
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