Success: South Korea to End Cosmetic Animal Testing


Target: Hyung Ju Lee, Cruelty Free 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.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Catherine Alquier says:

    Animals are no longer available for tests, they should be done on cells only.

  2. I am not wearing any make up !!!!! GUESS WHY ????

  3. That is Great and I hope they Stop Slaughters Dogs,Cats,Horses and others Animals.Stop eating Dogs,Cats,Horses,Shame on them.

  4. I DO NOT purchase any products that utilized animals in their so-called “research.” Thank you for your efforts Mr. Lee !!!!!

  5. brilliant but what about all every other animal in South Korea? One step at a time is not good enough, leaps and bounds are what is required to save the dogs, cats, and all animals from the torture they endure at the hands of the South Koreans.

  6. Animals worldwide need your help and protection from human monsters. Please paste this link after your comments and posts, on all your socials sites:

  7. Shirley Lo says:


  8. This is good news, but they have to end the dog and cat meat trade which deliberately tortures cats and dogs in the most vicious painful ways under the insane false belief that the animal meat tastes better. We have to do everything possible to get these countries to stop (this includes China as well)

  9. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    It remains to be seen if they really approve this law and respect it. South Korea continues to torture and kill dogs and cats in the most barbaric and cruel way despite the fact that there are laws against this. I don’t trust this people, they just turn a blind eye to the suffering of others.

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