After learning from PETA that badgers used for their hair are physically and psychologically tormented before experiencing a terrifying death, NARS Cosmetics agreed to ban badger hair! Badgers in China—the world’s top producer of badger hair—are trapped in the wild using snares, which are primitive wire nooses that tighten around an animal’s neck and slowly suffocate them. Other badgers are kept inside cramped cages on farms before their throats are slashed, often while they’re fully conscious. Despite this gruesome cruelty, some companies continue to sell items made with badger hair. Please urge Blick Art Materials and others to follow the example of nearly 90 brands that have banned badger hair.
“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