So I am not sure if this is very well known yet but Estée Lauder have recently bought out Too Faced.
Estée Lauder are a brand that sell in China and due to laws there, they have to test on animals to be a part of the Chinese market. Too Faced have also come out and said that they will never, even being owned by Estée Lauder, sell in China and they still feel very strongly against the testing of animals for cosmetics.
Can a company really be against animal testing if they will happily be bought by a company that does test on animals?
I also would like to point out that I am unsure where I stand in this whole situation. I personally do not buy from companies that sell in China, nor do I buy from companies who have a parent company that does (e.g. The Body Shop and Urban Decay), but it’s still a hard one for me to think about. I do think companies like Too Faced and Urban Decay should receive my custom because, as a brand, they do not test on animals although I would struggle not to think that my money was then going to the parent company too.
Someone I know, quite rightly, pointed out to me that I still shop in places like morrisons to get my vegan food from yet morrisons also sell meat and dairy so is that not a similar issue?
I would love to know anyone else’s thoughts on this matter.