Lately I have noticed advertisements for mink eyelash extensions. The idea of super-gluing animal hair onto my eyelashes is disgusting to me. I wouldn’t even go for synthetic eyelash extensions, but this is at least an alternative.
This is what a consumer has to say, “I was shopping through tons of different lash options in search of real Mink Lashes. Some companies will falsely advertise as Mink Lashes so beware. I received what I thought were real Mink lashes only to read at the top of the package, Synthetic Mink, please be careful when purchasing people. Not pleased however I finally did purchase Real Fur Mink Lashes and am thrilled to start using them. They are the most luxurious on the market. Very lightweight and sultry. Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez have used Real Mink Fur Lashes and you know they got it going ON! OOOWeeee lol!”
Many other fur hags such as Madonna also wear mink eyelash extensions (See post: https://emynow.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/celebs-and-fur-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/ )
IT IS FALSELY BELIEVED THAT MINK EYELASHES ARE CRUELTY FREE AND COLLECTED FROM BRUSHING LIVE MINKS.
Well anyone who has done their research knows that there is absolutely no way a wild mink is going to co-operate and let you brush his/her coat. In this situation the ‘brusher’ would be left with some nasty bites. So where do these minks come from?
From fur-farms of course, where minks are routinely confined to small, wire-mesh cages and kept in a battery style system. With several animals in a cage there is barely room to move let alone space for activity. In the wild these animals are naturally solitary. Minks on fur farms will never swim or frolic.
I know I said I would not post distressing photos, but I think this photo says it all.
They may be alive when brushed for eyelash extensions but these same minks will be gassed or beaten to death later and skinned for their fur. The only dead in “drop dead gorgeous” are thousands of minks, and all for mindless selfish vanity!!
Please don’t turn a blind eye to the horrors of fur framing. Please raise awareness wherever you can.