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Minks Are Being Violently Killed For Fake Eyelashes Sold At Retailers Like Sephora

What’s your favorite beauty trend? Do you put on too much makeup? Well, some women do, and fake eyelashes are definitely a must! According to them, fake lashes make the look complete. Simple as that.

Fake eyelashes may give you power and a deeper look. Sadly, some brands kill animals to make someone’s lashes pretty. Mink fur is a common material in the process, and mink lashes are natural, flexible and lightweight. Oh, and yes, animals are killed for that.

Many brands use mink fur, and their products are available at Sephora. They insist that their products are “cruelty-free,” “ethically sourced” or “free-range.” PETA says “NO!”

According to activists, minks are territorial and “free-range” mink farms don’t exist. When threatened, minks are aggressive. One can’t harvest their fur without caging the poor animals.

“Mink farms are designed to maximize profits, and farmers often have little regard for the animals’ well-being, as PETA’s investigations have repeatedly shown,” PETA explains. “Animals on fur farms are plagued by fear, stress, disease, parasites, and other physical and psychological hardships on a daily basis—all so that companies like Sephora can sell mink false eyelashes.”

The population of minks has seen a terrible decline due to overhunting and habitat loss. ICUN lists the European minks as Critically Endangered. The number of minks has dropped by 50% in the past three generations. This number will go even lower (80%) in the next three generations.

Animal right activists explain that minks live in cruel conditions. The animals are packed in small cages, and they are later electrocuted, bludgeoned or gassed.

Sometimes “farmers” just break their necks. It’s disgusting to note that they are skinned when still alive. These animals don’t get enough food, water or medical care. How awful is that?

Activists explain that the industry standard approves this cruelty.

If you want to protect minks, avoid products from Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Lash House, MINK MINK, Flirty Lashes, The Lash Store, Klepki Lashes, Lash Bar Australia, and Velour Lashes by Redefining Beauty.

Blake CO, E.L.F., Sarah Jean, Ardell, Deadly Sins Cosmetics, Mayoress Cosmetics and Eve Lashes offer vegan and cruelty-free products.


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