June 11, 2012 at 1:09 am #175957
For those UD fans,
How do you feel in regards to the announcement UD made, regarding their expansion to China? Many people aren’t too happy about it, since more than likely animal testing will be conducted in China.
What are your thoughts??June 11, 2012 at 11:19 am #176003
I dont really care one way or another. I know a lot of people have extreme loyalty to their brand because of their stance on animal testing, and those people are pretty upset. Whats strange to me is that no one seemed to make this big of a stink when MAC started animal testing. What also is laughable to me, is some of these people crying foul at UD, but have a face full of MAC on.
Money is money, if you dont like it, dont buy into their brand anymore. There are plenty of animal friendly retailers out there. They obviously dont care if they lose a few thousand loyal customers stateside, think of all they are gaining in China! * sarcasm*. But really, they have made up their minds, chosen their new path, it just pains me to see all these Internet Warriors up in arms about something that is already a done deal. UD knew what was going to happen and they dont care what anyone has to say about it.June 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm #176114
I stopped buying UD some time ago… For me this just reaffirmed my reason. Id like to see what their numbers do because of it… just to be curious.June 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm #176263
I agree with you HoneyJ, I would be a hypocrite if I say I don’t use any beauty products that aren’t tested on animals. I use products like MAC, Estee Lauder, among others whether they are tested on animals or not. Now, don’t get me wrong I love animals and I own two. However, I use products that work for my skin.
I do like some of UD products, and will continue to use the ones I like. It is what it is.June 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm #176268
I certainly do not agree with animal testing, but being a makeup junkie, its really either find a new hobby or deal with it. I can understand why people are upset, but (personally) I dont care one way or another.June 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm #176275
I certainly do not agree with animal testing, but being a makeup junkie, its really either find a new hobby or deal with it.
Agreed. And, really, if you think about it, every ingredient in cosmetics has been tested on an animal at some point over the last several decades, not to mention where would you draw the line? Would you (the in-general “you”, not anyone specifically) be okay with buying products wherein just the final product isn’t tested, or do you go full hog and try to find companies that not only don’t test their final products on animals, but don’t source ingredients from manufacturers that test… which brings me right back to my previous statement: every ingredient in cosmetics has been tested on an animal at some point over the last several decades.
IMO, the only way to go truly “cruelty-free” would be to give up makeup altogether.June 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm #176277
Couldnt have said it better myselfJune 13, 2012 at 12:31 am #176318
Or, maybe we should be just clone human skin and test on that? (jk)June 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm #176420
LOL!June 15, 2012 at 9:50 am #176813
Well said, Shelly! This is exactly the way I feel about cosmetics. While I can appreciate where the people who only buy cruelty-free are coming from, it’s basically impossible to find make up that has never been tainted by animal testing.June 15, 2012 at 11:36 am #176819
I saw some DRAMMAAA QUEEEEENNN post on their facebook yesterday like for giangtic pictures of every UD product known to womanhood. “Meer mer mer you’re losing THIS as a customer MERRRRRRRR” I about peed my pants dying of laughter with how over dramatic she was being. Like, ok Lady, we get it. I almost wanted to comment on the pictures and be like “how much for the whole lot?”, but Im sure she (and the other overly dramatic internet warriors) would have all had grand mal seizures pounding their keyboards in protest to such a tasteless comment. Lol.
Seriously though, I wonder if UD will run some kind of special for those of us who are sticking around? BOGO? 20% off sitewide? Something? Anything?June 23, 2012 at 10:36 am #177857
The thing is though, as cruel as it can be, the animals that do get tested on, are bred for purpose – the scientists dont run out and steal peoples cats and dogs and bunnies and hamsters. They’re kind of ‘overstock’ the same way they breed cows for burgers and chicken for nuggets. It is a cruel world, i dont like the thought of animals suffering, i dont like war, or guns, but theres little one person alone can do to stop it. I know thats the whole point with the UD, enough people to make a stance, but essentially i dont think UD care, they will get a bigger fanbase across seas, its the £ and the $ and ka-ching that theydo listen to.
I eat meat therefore i’d be a hyporcrite to say i want to make sure my makeup isnt tested on animals. People kicking up these little stinks should make sure they are pure vegan, no meat, fish (cos fishes have feelings too) no fruit unless it fell from the tree naturally (cos fruit has feelings too), no leather, no accidentally stepping on bugs… etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc and so on! [/rant]!June 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm #178303
What really made me laugh was them mentioning something in their official PR statement about trying to persuade the Chinese government while also claiming that there is a small market for them in China as it is, as if to suggest that they aren’t really doing it to make money (cause I’m sure the current population of 1 billion won’t yield any buyers).
But really, I understand they’re a company that wants to make money. I just found their ridiculous claims rather hilarious, like they were about to seriously contact the Chinese government and tell them they should lift their law that all products must be tested.July 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm #180100
Aaaaaaaaaand now UD’s not expanding to China.July 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm #180175
Yeah I saw it yesterday on my FB page. UD made the announcement that they decided not to expand in China after all. I guess lots of people are happy. I am glad as well, the more cruelty free products, the better.
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