Are minks killed for eyelashes? The Cruelty Behind Mink Lashes!
In most countries of Latin America, mink eye-lashes have become popular. They’re mink fur that is removed off a mink’s body (either right before or directly after the animal is killed on the fur farm) which are then glued in strands to an individual’s eyelashes for a”fuller & thicker” appearance.
1. They come from fur farms. Purveyors of all mink fur used for false eyelashes slap familiar, reassuring tags on their products and solutions, like”ethically sourced,” free-range,” &”cruelty-free.” But like with beef, those tags function one reason: to deceive consumers.
Minks cannot be”free-range.” They’re solitary, territorial animals who become aggressive when they are feeling threatened, & they might fight if confined to a tiny area together.
Instead, they’re kept separately in small wire cages on fur farms, at which they’re denied the opportunity to bathe, swim, burrow, or perform anything else that is natural & important to them & usually denied basic necessities like water, food, & medical attention.
2. Minks have to be”brushed.” Minks aren’t housecats. They curl upward in human hands for snacks & brushing. These animals are organically scared of humans (rightfully so), & being forcefully held with how of a person who is pulling on their fur are best, horrendous for them & might, at worst, prompt to an ugly fight. It’s improbable that fur farms are”brushing” minks to acquire their fur & much more likely they’re killing them for it.
3. Animals stuck on fur farms are violently killed. They’re electrocuted, bludgeoned, or their necks are broken, & their skins are torn from their bodies while they’re still conscious.
4. European minks are endangered. Breeding & killing them for their fur will do nothing to help sustain mink populations in their natural habitats.
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