Do you know if your attractive eyelashes are made of mink? Minks are kept in horrible conditions so that their fur can be stuck to fake eyelashes to make them look “fuller and thicker.” Mink furs have been the most popular furs globally for a long time, but you might be surprised to find them in your fake eyelashes. Many brands of mink eyelashes say that their products are “cruelty-free,” “ethically sourced,” or “free-range.” Most of these brands are sold at Sephora. But PETA and other animal rights groups say there’s no such thing as cruelty-free mink: The idea that minks can be raised on a farm ethically is a contradiction, says the group.
They are aggressive, territorial, and live alone. If they were put on a “free-range” farm, they would fight each other. So, they need to be locked up. These farms that get their minks “ethically” keep them in tiny wire cages and don’t give them enough food, water, or medical care. They spend their whole lives locked up in dirty cages stacked on top of each other. Then, they die in a gas chamber. If they aren’t killed by gas, they are either electrocuted, hit over the head, or have their necks broken. If they are still alive after being tried for murder, their skin and fur are still being taken off their conscious bodies.
Don’t buy the following brands of fake eyelashes if you don’t want to support this terrible business:
Clinic Flirty Lashes Klepki Lashes
The Lash Store
MINK MINK Velour Lashes by Redefining Beauty