Brand Worn by Meghan Markle on Her Wedding Day Bans Mink Lashes After PETA Push

 

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17 July 2020

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Brand Worn by Meghan Markle on Her Wedding Day Bans Mink Lashes After PETA Push

Velour Takes Action to Prevent Sensitive Minks From Being Caged, Killed, and Skinned

London – Following a campaign by PETA, Velour – the brand of false eyelashes worn by Meghan Markle on her wedding day – has confirmed that it’s banning mink-fur eyelashes. To thank the company, PETA US is sending it a box of delicious vegan chocolates.

“When it comes to cruelty to animals, fur eyelashes are no different from a fur coat,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is celebrating Velour’s decision to join Sephora, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and the other beauty giants that are proudly fur-free.”

As PETA US pointed out in its letters to Velour, fur used for false eyelashes comes from farms where stressed minks frantically pace and circle endlessly inside cramped wire cages and many suffer from infections or broken or malformed legs. Some animals even self-mutilate as a result of the intensive confinement, gnawing on their own legs or tails. At the end of their miserable lives, they’re gassed or electrocuted or their necks are broken. Despite this, Velour marketed its mink eyelashes as “ethically sourced”.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – is calling on Lilly Lashes to go fur-free.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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