Join PETA in Calling Out Companies That Sell Badger-Hair Brushes


Badgers are extremely social animals who, in nature, live in elaborate underground homes, called “setts,” which they keep so tidy that the word “badger” is used in more than one house-cleaning company name. However, badgers exploited by the brush industry are often held in cramped cages on farms. PETA Asia’s investigation into the badger-brush industry documented these fastidious animals pacing back and forth and circling endlessly in a desperate attempt to escape their physical and psychological anguish.

badger in tiny cage

At the end of their short, miserable lives, workers bludgeon and kill them for their hair.

Exploiting badgers is a form of speciesism—a human-supremacist worldview. There’s no acceptable reason to use brushes that contain animal hair, whether for makeup, grooming, or art supplies.

Urge the following companies to make the compassionate decision to stop using badger hair.

  • Leave a comment on Classic Shaving’s Facebook page:

Classic Shaving’s Facebook Page

  • Leave a comment on one of Col. Ichabod Conk Products, Inc.’s Instagram posts:

Col. Ichabod Conk’s Instagram Page

  • Leave a comment on Smallflower’s Facebook page:

Smallflower’s Facebook Page

  • Leave a comment on one of Mid Century Shaving’s Instagram posts:

Mid Century Shaving’s Instagram Page

  • Leave a comment on Sweet Face Minerals’ Facebook page:

Sweet Face Minerals’ Facebook Page

  • Leave a comment on one of King’s Crown’s Instagram posts:

King’s Crown’s Instagram Page

  • Leave a comment on West Coast Shaving’s Facebook page:

West Coast Shaving’s Facebook Page

  • Call Shave Nation Shaving Supplies:

Call the company at 847-947-2880 and urge it to ban the sale of products that contain badger hair. Let us know how your call went below. By submitting this form to PETA, you are not taking action or contacting the company. This is a feedback form to help us improve the call-in experience.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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