Driven Insane in Cramped Cages
Badgers are extremely social animals who naturally construct sophisticated underground burrow systems called setts, some of which stay in the family for generations. And they even have separate rooms for sleeping and giving birth as well as designated “bathroom” areas.
But on badger-hair farms, they can’t dig, forage for food, choose mates, or do anything fulfilling. As a result of the constant deprivation, many to go insane—continually pacing back and forth and spinning in circles inside their cages.
Bashed in the Head and Left Bleeding
Workers killed the badgers by bashing them in the head with whatever object was handy.
One was hit in the head with a chair leg. And because he was too scared to leave his cage, workers hit him again, causing him to fall onto the floor, where they cut his throat and left him to bleed out in excruciating pain—just like all the other badgers who were killed before him.
One badger was still moving for a full minute after his throat was cut. There is no excuse for this.
Is There Cruelty in Your Makeup Bag?
Here’s the deal: If you buy animal-hair brushes, there’s no way to know who was killed for them.
Many brushes made from animals are manufactured in developing countries where there are few animal-welfare regulations or none at all, such as in China. And no matter what country your brush came from, if it’s made from animal hair then it always comes from someone who suffered miserably for their entire life before they were violently killed … just for a brush.
PETA Asia eyewitnesses also found that brush factories exploit humans, too: One eyewitness was told that factories pay workers as little as US$4 for an eight-hour workday—far below even the local minimum wage, which is already extremely low: US$2.50 per hour, or US$20 per day.