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March 22, 2021
Moira Collie 202-483-7382
Shelton, Connecticut. – After PETA shared with Edgewell Personal Care a revelation of the badger hair industry showing badgers circling in filthy cages before workers slit their throats, a local company that owns Wilkinson Sword, Cremo, Skintimate and Schick, among other brands. just banned the use of badger wool for brushes. PETA sent Edgwell a box of delicious vegan chocolates as a token of gratitude.
“Badger hair farms are deprived of the ability to dig, forage, mate, or do anything else to make their life worth living,” said PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. “By banning the sale of badger hair brushes, Edgewell is helping PETA push the personal care industry in a more favorable direction.”
A PETA Asia study of the Chinese badger fur industry found that badgers exhibit behaviors that indicate a serious psychological disorder, such as walking back and forth. Many badgers received untreated injuries, and one did not even have a leg. The slaughterhouse workers beat the screaming badgers in the head with everything they could find, including the leg of a chair, before cutting their throats. Other badgers are illegally caught with snares, even if they are protected.
Procter & Gamble, the parent company of The Art of Shaving, was the first company to ban badger wool after the release of the PETA Asia video, and nearly 100 others followed suit, including L’oreal, Morphe, New York Shaving Company, Bo Brummell, NARS, and Bonanza…
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not in our hands to abuse them in any way,” is opposed to arrogance, which is a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…