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A few years ago a friend came raving to me about his new badger hair shaving brush. He absolutely loved it and he seemed to have developed a strange obsession with it. I didn’t think much of it at the time. Today that changed when I learned how these celebrated items are actually made:

To kill them, workers bashed the badgers in the head with whatever object was handy. One badger was hit in the head with a chair leg. Because he was too frightened to leave his cage, workers hit him again, causing him to fall onto the floor, after which they cut his throat and left him to bleed out in excruciating pain, like all the other badgers killed before him.

I encourage everyone to deal with their own moral dilemmas, yet, seeing the incredible suffering these animals have to endure makes me realise that actually I’m perfectly fine with the synthetic alternative. If you agree, then help PETA with their campaign to do something about this TODAY!

Oh and by the way, next time you stock up on your make-up, shaving and paint brushes, pay attention to what you buy as these items may contain badger hair. After all, voting with your wallet/paying attention to your buying decisions, has proven to be an effective method in bringing about change.

Update 13/06/2019

Kudos for My Makeup Brushes!! Also check out this cruelty free make-up brush list from PETA.

Your voice is saving animals! After hearing from PETA and more than 130,000 of our supporters like you, cosmetics brush retailer My Makeup Brushes has announced that it’s removing badger hair from its shelves.”

But there is still more work to do…

This is a tremendous step forward, but other companies—such as Morphe Brushes and Blick Art Materials—are still selling badger-hair brushes. We need your help in urging them to stop.

Update 14/10/2019

”After hearing from PETA and nearly 150,000 of our supporters, cosmetics brush retailer Morphe confirmed that it has joined nearly 90 other brands worldwide in banning badger hair!”

Update 31/10/2019

”We have exciting news! Another cosmetics company, NARS, has confirmed that it no longer uses badger hair in its makeup brushes.” PETA

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