Published by Rebecca Maness.

We’re grateful to cosmetics brand Anastasia Beverly Hills, which, after a request from PETA, is discontinuing the use of goat hair in its makeup brushes. The brand will phase out the cruelly derived material in favor of high-quality synthetic fibers made without harming animals.

tan and white goat eating grass with a photo of Anastasia Beverly Hills brushes to represent the company getting rid of goat hair brushes.

Goats are intelligent and playful individuals who form complex social groups and love to spend time with their families. They scream in pain and fear when workers shear them to steal their hair for brushes or sweaters and are killed once they’re deemed no longer profitable to the industry.

Two cute white goats standing in field© iStock.com/YuriyGreen

Anastasia Beverly Hills isn’t the first brand to ditch animal-hair brushes. More than 100 brands have banned badger-hair brushes—including L’Oréal—after learning about PETA Asia’s exposé of China’s badger hair–brush industry


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