Several days ago, after hearing that Bath and Body Works has changed its animal testing policy to allow testing in countries that require it by law, I emailed the company. They responded by stating that “L Brands prohibits the testing of our branded products, formulations and ingredients on animals except in rare cases when required by government regulations.” This seems like a red flag that they are no longer a cruelty free brand.
I shared this information with the peta2 advisory board I am a member of. After one of the leaders consulted the PETA Corporate Affairs department, she reported that Bath & Body Works is required to use this language because their parent company also owns Victoria’s Secret, which sells in China and is not cruelty-free. Bath & Body Works has given PETA written assurances that they do not test on animals or sell their products in countries that require testing.
So whether you are willing to continue shopping at Bath and Body Works comes down to whether you are OK with indirectly supporting Victoria Secret, who is no longer cruelty free.
I hope you find this new information helpful!