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<a href="http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/behind_the_label/1008667/behind_the_brand_loral.html" target="_blank">http://www.theecologist.org/green_gr...and_loral.html</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">If ethical campaigners had their way then Maybellines parent company, French cosmetics giant LOréal, would also be banned but this time from shelves across the country. The reason? LOréals continued testing of some of its products on animals..... If you do decide that LOréal and Nestlé are acting in an unethical manner then the next big question is: should brands like The Body Shop or Pureology be punished for the sins of the parent company? The founders of both firms have strong ethical principles, and sold their companies so that their message could reach a wider market, making it a tough choice in both cases. Buying their products may line the pockets of their LOréal and Nestlé paymasters, but by buying from The Body Shop, which does not test any of its products on animals, or vegan Pureology, you could also be sending a message to the guys at the top: more of the good ethical products, less of the morally questionable. Given that many big corporations are now spending more and more on big, ethical brands - Coca Cola, for example, now owns the UKs Innocent, while another US giant, Kraft, has Green and Blacks chocolate - this is a problem which is unlikely to go away for the ethical consumer any time soon.</div>
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Yep. This is the quandary ethical consumers face.
 
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