I am SO sad to find out that MAC is no longer cruelty free. Tashina from Logical Harmony http://www.logicalharmony.net/mac-cosmetics-is-no-longer-cruelty-free/#axzz1yoMn5MBh broke the news that MAC has been removed from the PETA cruelty free list and has changed their official animal testing statement to this:
"M.A.C has a longstanding policy to not test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law."
When a company says, “except when required by law” it usually means they want to do business in a country (like China) that requires animal testing or utilize ingredients which have been tested on animals - which may or may not be the case with MAC, but they have now opened up this possibility and my guess is they didn't do it for nothing. When Tashina from Logical Harmony wrote to MAC asking for clarification of the phrase "when required by law" she received no reply.
Beauty blogger, Phyrra, has written to MAC and their parent company, Estee Lauder, and I encourage you to do the same.