March 9, 2013

For Shame PETA

PETA recently changed La Mer's listing from a company that doesn't test on animals, this sparked an outcry from various My Crème de la Mer readers and me as I support PETA and La Mer.

I contacted both La Mer & PETA, here are their responses:


Under Chinese law many(?) cosmetic companies require animal testing, where La Mer's parent company manufactures products, thus PETA has now moved all 27 companies owned by Estée Lauder on their 'do test' list.

PETA Be Nice to Bunnies App
Quite simply: La Mer doesn't test on animals, and none of La Mer's products are made in China (look at your products - use this guide).

The PETA Be Nice to Bunnies App still lists La Mer as a company that does not test on animals (picture).

La Mer:

"Our longstanding commitment to end animal testing has not changed:  we do not test our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf" and "We are proud of our role in the great progress that has been made in eliminating animal testing around the world".

View the statement.

The Estée Lauder Companies also contributes funds to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), (non -animal testing sciences), which is also a cause that PETA supports! PETA?

I can only conclude that PETA might be looking for sensationalist attention, rather than factual reporting on La Mer? For shame PETA!


  1. Thank you so much for this reporting. It is a great service to us all who care about animal testing and veracity.

  2. It means, that if La Mer is sold in China, it has to be by law tested on animals there. That is the reason why Peta put them on to do list. Any company that sells their cosmetic products on Chinese grounds has to test the products on animals to comply with their safety and health standards. While La Mer sells everywhere in the world products, that are cruelty free, China is a whole different story.