Victory for Minks! MECCA Bans Fur Eyelashes

Posted on by PETA Australia

After hearing from PETA Australia and our supporters about the cruelty of fur eyelashes, beauty giant MECCA has agreed to discontinue mink eyelash products effective immediately!

The decision comes just days after Sephora – the world’s leading beauty retailer – announced it would be banning the cruelly obtained product as well.


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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, like gassing, electrocution, and neck-breaking – before peeling their skin off.


Now that the two biggest retailers selling mink lashes in Australia have made the compassionate move away from fur, we’re going direct to the companies that make these vile products.

Please join us in asking Lilly Lashes – previously stocked at MECCA – and Velour to stop killing minks for false eyelashes. We won’t stop until every cage is empty.