For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
San Diego – After hearing from PETA, local beauty brand MoxieLash has agreed to ban fur, which usually comes from minks who are caged, killed, and skinned to make false eyelashes.
“When it comes to animal suffering, there’s no difference between a mink coat and mink eyelashes,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is celebrating MoxieLash for recognizing that fur looks beautiful only on those born with it.”
As PETA pointed out in its correspondence with MoxieLash, mink fur typically comes from fur farms, which force animals to live in wire cages so small that they can’t take more than a few steps. Many of them suffer from broken bones, untreated infections, or missing legs or eyes. These animals are electrocuted, gassed, poisoned, or drowned, and some are alive when workers skin them.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—is calling on OpulenceMD Beauty and Lilly Lashes to go fur-free, just as Sephora, Tarte, Urban Decay, Velour, and other beauty brands have.