According to Snopes.com – the answer isn’t a clear yes or no:
Animal Testing Resumes For Avon, Mary Kay, And Estee Lauder. Someone has posted this on Facebook and some are claiming it isn’t true. Can you verify this?
Origins: In March 2015, a rumor claiming that cosmetic companies Avon, Mary Kay, and Estee Lauder had resumed animal testing started circulating again on social media sites, stemming from an article published by the Dog Files web site in 2012:
Animal testing for cosmetics is a hot topic in the beauty industry, with most consumers and many companies deciding to avoid products made with animal testing. After more than two decades following a no testing on animals policy, cosmetics giants Avon, Mary Kay, and Estee Lauder have resumed the practice without letting consumers know.
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