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Stop Selling Fake Eyelashes Made of Real Mink Fur!!!

    1. kay thompson
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      kay thompson

      godalming, United Kingdom

Have you heard of mink eyelash extensions? Neither had I until I saw them on Groupon. But apparently they're all the range and now they are 68% off on Groupon - But what Groupon don't tell you is the price these poor animals have to pay for these long lashes! 

There's absolutely nothing attractive about glueing animal fur to your face. Don't get me wrong, I think mink fur is nice - when it's on a mink!! 

I've noticed that many of the companies selling these extensions boast that they don't kill the minks. According to one site they "harvest" the lashes "by gently brushing live animals." That all sounds well and good, until you realise that must mean that these animals are forced to spend their entire lives on fur farms.

You only have to take a glimpse inside a mink farm to know that it's cruel. Minks are solitary animals who roam over a habitat of several kilometres. Yet in fur farms they are locked in a cage the size of an open newspaper, surrounded by other minks. This is an incredibly stressful environment for them and can even lead to cannibalism and self mutilation. I stumbled across this film about fur farms in Sweden recently (Warning: this is not for the faint hearted!).

Wanting to look beautiful is one thing. But condemning an animal to a life of misery to have longer lashes is an ugly thing for anyone to do. Having said that, sadly the truth is that most people splurging on mink eyelash extensions probably don't even realise what goes into making them. If they did, I'm sure they'd buy synthetic lash extensions instead!

Now Groupon are turning Mink Fur Eye lashes into a cheap daily deal 68% off! Buy what about the price these poor animals have to pay?! 

Please sign my petition and show Groupon and the CEO Eric Lefkofsky that they should not be selling this type of product! 

 

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    1. Loubelle - I will in that case be getting in touch with trading standards

      kay thompson
      Petition Organizer

      Loubelle, it is illegal for Groupon to say these eye lashes are made from real mink fur if they are not. This means all the people that have bought them have been mislead. I appreciate it's not very fair on you if you don't use real mink fur, but why on earth would a product called "Mink fur eyelashes" not be made from Mink? Why even mention mink? Makes no sense to me, either way I will remove your email address from the recipient list, however, I have had no response from Groupon yet and therefore your product still says it is made from real mink fur, so I will continue with my campaign. If I was you I would be absolutely furious with Groupon!!! Not only have they completely lied about your product but there is now almost 1500 people who have complained to Groupon about a product that you are selling. I still believe products like this whether they are fake or not do not promote fair treatment of animals.

    2. Decision-maker Loubelle responds:

      Loubelle

      I would like to clarify that I DO NOT USE REAL MINK - I use a synthetic mink product. There is an error on the GOUPON advert which unfortunately was overlooked - they have been closed all weekend so I could not get them to remove the wor...


    3. 1000 signatures in two days!!!

      kay thompson
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks so much to everyone, please keep sharing the petition, I really think this many signatures will make an impact on Groupon! X

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Great job everyone!!

      kay thompson
      Petition Organizer

      I can't believe this petition has already reached 100 signatures in less than 12 hours!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has signed and please keep sharing with all your friends and family xxx

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