MECCA announces changes

Australian beauty giant, MECCA, has announced it will no longer be stocking mink eyelashes, moving to purchase only synthetic or faux-fur lashes going forward. 

The decision, which is effective immediately, comes just days after Sephora Australia agreed to ban the cruelly obtained product, as BD reported here.

"Two of the largest beauty retailers in the world have turned their backs on fur within a week," said PETA spokesperson, Emily Rice.

"No items, including eyelashes, are worth tormenting and killing a sensitive animal. PETA welcomes MECCA’s compassionate decision to join Sephora, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and the scores of other beauty brands that are helping PETA push the beauty industry in a kinder direction.”

As PETA pointed out in its action against MECCA, mink fur typically comes from fur farms, where stressed minks frantically pace and circle endlessly inside cramped wire cages and many languish from infections or broken or malformed legs.