A Brush with Blood
Don't kill them with your strokes.
Ever wondered what the brush you use is made of? 'Natural' paint and make-up brushes contain the hair of animals such as mongoose and squirrels, creating a cruel and explosive industry.
Our choices as consumers can make a large impact. Let's take an effort to know more about the products we buy and the industries we support.
Some of the cases busted by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau's joint operation since 2018
In 1991, Schedule IV of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act made the killing of mongoose & the use of mongoose products illegal.
Despite the ban, most paint brush manufacturers, traders & retailers in India continue to deal in brushes made of mongoose & squirrel hair.
For 1 kg of hair, over 25 mongooses are killed.