Tuesday, 8 January 2013

PETA's answer about Nubar + Interesting news about China

Few days ago, I saw on nubar's website they seemed to be available in China.
This means animal testing.
If you missed that post, here is the link.

Since nubar is still on PETA's cruelty free list, I decided to send an email to PETA to make sure they're aware of the situation.

Here is the print screen of the answer I got.

As you may see, I have put yellow on 2 sections of the email.

The first section is a confirmation from PETA they're checking what's happening with nubar.
We'll know pretty soon.

Second part is really interesting :

''China has a five-year plan for the acceptance of all non-animal test methods used in the EU, and training for scientists has begun''

We already knew about the training part.

But the 5-year plan ? I was not aware of that, and according to the reaction I got on Twitter, I was not alone.

It's good news since it proves there's hope for Chinese animals.
I wish it could be faster, but it's a start!

What are your thoughts about that ?


  1. je vous remercie de peta savoir
    dommage qu'il soit beaucoup plus tôt de 5 ans!

    1. Ca fait plaisir :)
      I agree with you, 5 years is way too long!

  2. I can't be certain but I am sure I read somewhere that Hong Kong is the only place in mainland China where animal testing *isn't* required on products that are sold there, so given that Nubar only appear to be selling in HK at this stage may not mean that they are allowing animal testing after all. It's all quite confusing though so hopefully Peta will get to the bottom of it soon. So disheartening when many so-called cruelty free companies decide to sell out to huge animal testing companies (eg The Body Shop, Urban Decay, etc to L'Oreal) or to commence selling in China a la L'Occitane et al.

    Either way I will avoid Nubar for the time being - I don't own any of their products yet anyway but have been interested in purchasing - they aren't the easiest to find in the UK!

    1. You are absolutely right about hong kong : animal testing is not required in that city.
      That's the only place in China a brand can sell and remain cruelty free.
      I had news about nubar few days later and wrote about it :

      PETA did put the brand back on their cruelty free list :)

      Thank you for your comment!