This is wonderful news! After hearing from PETA USA and nearly 80,000 of its supporters, skincare brand Baxter of California has banned badger hair. And that’s not all: Baxter’s parent company, the L’Oréal Group – the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company – has also decided to no longer use badger, goat, or hair of any other animal.
Remember: each badger or goat hair brush represents a sensitive animal that has suffered violence. This compassionate and forward-thinking move by L’Oréal Group will help PETA and its affiliates push the beauty and art industries to embrace synthetic brushes, which don’t touch a single hair on an animal’s head. .
The L’Oréal Group is one of over 100 cosmetics, brushes and shaving companies around the world – including NARS and Bleu Libellule – that have removed badger hair from their products thanks to expert advice from PETA States. United.
Don’t let it go: this is how badgers and goats suffer
A PETA Asia investigation into the Chinese badger industry found that badgers are raised or even captured in their natural habitat and confined to small wire cages in disgusting factory farms. At the end of the short and miserable life of these animals, humans beat them and slit their throats. A badger continued to move for a full minute after it had its throat slit. Once they’ve been killed, their stolen hairs are used in all kinds of brushes, for painting, applying makeup and shaving.
A PETA Asia’s secret investigation into the goat hair industry revealed that workers castrated the goats without anesthesia, mutilated their ears with pliers that pierced them with sharp needles, cut off patches of skin during aggressive shearing and stitched up their wounds without using any painkillers. In farms, goats can die from exposure to cold and rain after being sheared.
Badgers and Goats Need Your Help – Here’s What You Can Do
There is simply no reason to use animal hair brushes and paintbrushes, especially when there are so many high quality synthetic brushes available.
Other businesses continue to profit from animal suffering. Encourage them to give up badger hair immediately and switch to animal-friendly vegan fibers.