After learning from PETA that gentle badgers are beaten with crude instruments, cut open, and left to die in the badger-hair industry, personal-care company Olivina Men and Penhaligon’s—a U.K. fragrance brand that holds the royal warrants to provide Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh with goods and services—agreed to ban badger-hair brushes. Now, we’re appealing to consumers and all companies that still use badger hair, such as Baxter of California and Dick Blick’s Art Materials, asking them to stop supporting animal abuse by choosing soft and superior synthetic brushes. Please take action here.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind