While this will initially only effect cosmetics made in China, it's possible that it could be expanded to include imported cosmetics — meaning companies already employing cruelty-free policies could sell in China without breaking regulations.
Troy Seidle, director of The Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free project, says, "We will meet with Beijing officials in the coming days to look closely at the detail of this cosmetics announcement, but it looks like there could at last be a bright future for cruelty-free companies in China and hope on the horizon for an end to cosmetics cruelty."
In February, the EU banned the import and sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. We're hoping that China following suit will make it a global trend. No one should have to suffer for our beauty — especially not the tiny creatures who have no choice.
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