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.
While I understand the need to make sure that products are safe for consumers to use, I am deeply concerned over this recent change in MAC Cosmetics policy on animal testing that I read about at the beauty blog Logical Harmony here:
I am concerned about MAC starting to do animal testing because it is no longer necessary in this day and age. Additionally this issue affects the entire makeup community because MAC is a very popular brand with a lot of influence. Starting in 2013, the UK will have banned animal testing. Being a successful company is not just about the money, it’s about being able to sleep with yourself at night and not hurting animals.
Please rethink your new policy on animal testing and go back to being cruelty free. Now that your policy has you testing on animals ‘as required by law,’ I’m no longer proud to be a MAC fan. I’m no longer purchasing from MAC if animal testing is going to be part of what you stand for.
Read more from My Beauty Bunny: http://www.mybeautybunny.com/mac-longer-cruelty-free/#ixzz1yoQ0tdWS