Great News for Minks! Klepki Cosmetics Ditches Fur Eyelashes

Posted on by PETA Australia

Australian beauty brand Klepki Cosmetics has become the latest company to commit to a fur-free future!

After hearing from PETA that sensitive minks are caged, killed, and skinned for mink fur eyelashes, Klepki has decided to phase out all fur by the end of 2021 and will launch a vegan faux-fur range of lashes this winter.

mink in a cageJo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

The decision follows similar moves from Sephora – the world’s leading beauty retailer – and Australian beauty giant MECCA, both of which announced plans to ban mink eyelashes last year.

In a blog post, Klepki’s founder expressed excitement for a new vegan beginning, stating, “Mink fur no longer aligns with my personal/ethical values.”

Whether it’s a pair of false eyelashes or a coat, every item made from minks comes from the cruel fur industry.

Minks are solitary animals with a home range of several square miles. They are naturally terrified of humans and like to climb and swim.

But on fur farms, they’re imprisoned inside cramped cages that are often caked with faeces, hair, and rotten food. They frequently exhibit signs of captivity-induced insanity, including frantic pacing and self-mutilation.

At the end of their short, miserable lives, farmers kill them by using the cheapest methods available, such as gassing, electrocution, and neck-breaking – before peeling their skin off.

We’re so pleased that Klepki has made the compassionate decision to join Sephora, MECCA, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Velour, and the scores of other beauty brands that are helping PETA push the beauty industry in a kinder direction. We won’t stop until every cage is empty.

Meanwhile, Lilly Lashes continues to sell mink. Please join us in asking it to stop killing minks for false eyelashes.