Victory: TK Maxx Confirms Vile Donkey Oil Product has Been Pulled from Shelves

For Immediate Release:

8 December 2017


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Retailer’s Move Came After PETA Shared Shocking Exposé With Companies President

London – After PETA shared a horrifying video exposé showing the cruel slaughter of young donkeys for the Chinese trade in their skin for oil and gelatine, the , has confirmed to the group that a face cream containing donkey oil has been removed from the international retailer’s shelves and its sale prohibited.

As documented in the shocking eyewitness exposé of Chinese farms, donkeys are struck on the head with sledgehammers, and some continue to breathe and move after being bludgeoned. Their throats are then cut, and they’re left to die. Others face the same terrifying death after being subjected to a long journey to the abattoir.

“By confirming a ban on the sale of cruelly obtained donkey oil and pulling a product containing it from shelves, TK Maxx has done the right thing for animals and consumers,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “In the donkey oil and gelatine trade, animals as young as 5 months old are bashed on the head and endure a slow, agonising death – all for an ingredient no one needs.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that on Chinese donkey farms, animals were observed standing in their own faeces and urine. Some were so malnourished, injured, or ill that they were unable to walk. The only water available to them was dirty and green with algae. Workers also confided to the eyewitness that they were concerned that environmental inspectors would fine them or shut them down.

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