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PETA removes Avon, Estee Lauder and Mary Kay from cruelty-free list

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PETA removes Avon, Estee Lauder and Mary Kay from cruelty-free list

[Ed. Note: Also read UNCAGED forces Avon to retract fraudulent cruelty-free claims. Take action: Tell Avon, Mary Kay and Estée Lauder to STOP testing on animals.]

By Eric Fortney on This Dish Is Veg
February 2012

According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), three cosmetic manufacturing giants that have enjoyed decades of inclusion on the non-profit’s list of companies that don’t test their products on animals have been lying for years.

The deceptive trio of Avon, Estee Lauder and Mary Kay, have been secretly funding poisoning tests on animals in China.

The tests were conducted under the direction of the Chinese government in order for the three cosmetic peddlers to sell their wares in China.

Oh oh looks like that pink Caddy was funded with a touch of cruelty.

"Avon, Estée Lauder, and Mary Kay have regressed a generation: Their products are once again being dripped into rabbits' eyes and smeared onto animals' abraded skin," says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo. "Fortunately, consumers don't have to backslide with them—we can still choose to purchase products from the more than 1,000 companies on PETA's list of companies that do not test on animals." 

To locate cosmetic companies that do not test on animals -- hopefully -- click here and here. (Check back on those links OFTEN for updates!)