Success: South Korea to Stop Cosmetic Testing on Animals


Target: Hyung Ju Lee, Cruelty International East Asia Manager

Goal: Thank organization for gaining support to end cosmetic testing on animals.

There is currently major support for a South Korean law to be set in place which would ban cosmetic testing on animals. The bill will be presented by Representative Jeong-Lim Moon, who belongs to the Health and Welfare Committee. Currently, changes to the law are scheduled to be officially made this month.

Hyung Ju Lee, the Cruelty Free International East Asia Manager, is excited about the anticipated changes. Other Cruelty Free International members are also happy about the anticipated changes. Thankfully, the organization spent much time negotiating with South Korea in order to ensure support for this new scheduled law. They were supported by petitions promoted by communities like ForceChange that urged leaders to end this cruel practice.

Cruelty Free International has also encouraged other countries to end animal testing on cosmetics. Fortunately, several of these countries have made efforts to do so, including Brazil, New Zealand, Israel and India.

The organization has raised peoples’ awareness by teaching people about the cruel methods used to test cosmetics on animals. They explain that one way includes forcing the animals to repeatedly eat cosmetic ingredients for 28 to 90 days for the purpose of trying to find out if the particular ingredients are poisonous. Cosmetics are rubbed on the animal’s skin for the same amount of time in order to also try and find this information out.

Sign this petition and thank Hyung Ju Lee and Cruelty Free International for all of their efforts to gain support in ending cosmetic testing on animals in South Korea. Without their help, these animals would likely continue to suffer for the sole purpose of artificial beauty.


Dear Mr. Lee,

On behalf of the animal rights community, we would like to thank you for all of your efforts to gain support in ending cosmetic testing on animals in South Korea. We are excited that Representative Jeong-Lim Moon will soon be presenting the bill which is currently set to become law in March.

While working out the details to end this type of animal suffering have been difficult, your efforts have well been worth it. Not only is SouthKorea planning to end this particular type of animal abuse, but four other countries are also making serious efforts to end cosmetic testing on animals.

It is our hope that through your organization’s efforts, people around the world will finally begin to realize the cruelties behind testing cosmetics on animals. Hopefully, one day all cosmetic animal testing will be halted. While we celebrate a victory won today in battle, tomorrow we will hopefully celebrate ending this horrible war. Thank you once again for all of your help and hard work. We are excited about South Korea’s efforts to make these much needed changes.


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  1. Jill Scott says:

    Oh good, they will stop testing on animals but I imagine they will continue to eat dogs.

  2. Maybe you’ll also withdraw ‘Dog Torture Soup’ etc. from the hotel menu, whilst in a generous frame of mind…

  3. this race of people will not stop anything if it is hurting or killing any animal, sick evil twisted things,

  4. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    This are good news but it is urgent that the horrible cat and dog meat trade industry ends in South Korea. It is disgusting and barbarci the torture and death that this innocent animals suffer.

  5. I will believe it when I see it. They continue to torture defenseless and helpless dogs and cats to death.
    I hate and despise these vile heartless and soulless
    Korean monsters who commit such unimaginable torture and suffering against helpless sentient beings and the heartless Korean monsters who consume the battered and tortured bodies of these helpless and innocent dogs, cats and all the other helpless animals that endure their vile and sadistic suffering and cruelty.

  6. Silvia Jahn says:

    Koreaner..eine Menschenrasse die die Welt nicht braucht..Tiere sind dem Menschen in diesem diesem Land schutzlos ausgeliefert..Menschen ohne Achtung..ohne Seele..ohne Respekt vor dem Leben..kranke Rasse..widerwärtig..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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