My name’s Greg, recent DE convert …Due in no small part to you and your YOUTUBE videos.However upon investigation was VERY UPSET TO LEARN Badger Hair Brushes were actually made from real badger hair (duh !!) supplied by CHINA.Living a block away from Walmart I don’t think I have to tell you just how much economic damage China’s done to the USANot to mention their human rights record or ongoing ethnic cleansing of Tibet.But, as bad or worse is China’s (Asia in general) environmental record.Some years ago the Chinese Military almost destroyed the world’s Rhino population by intentionally buying, stockpiling and once extinct selling tons of black market rhino horn — reaping billions !No animal, in part or whole is safe from Asian markets … want poached US Bear gall bladders, Asian Sun Bear paw soup, Indian Tiger Bone … NO PROBLEM !And now we can add Badgers to that list …DISGUSTING !!!You, more than anyone I can think of have a unique opportunity to help put and end to at least a small part of such rapacious barbarism.I know you wouldn’t think of using Rhino Horn Razors or Asian Whale Oil shaving cream or Elephant Ivory brushes … so why promote Silver Tip Badger Brushes ?There are finely made Italian Synthetic Shaving Brushes that claim to be the premier choice of professionals … also there’s Black, Taylor and Men-U brushes to name a few more.And even if they not “perfect” — SO WHAT !No animal should suffer and die for someones vanityPlease champion the use of synthetics — show photos/ clips of baby badgers — just look on YOUTUBE !Besides saving your fellow creature, hopefully you’ll help deny China any more of the US’s wealth.I’m sending along several badger videos so you can see just how cute they are and completely undeserving of such treatment.Please Help !
Setting aside the political issues for a moment, I don’t believe badgers are in any significant danger of “cruelty” or extinction. The worst of the abuse (badger baiting, sett blocking) seems to be long over with in the western world, and China is culling them when they become pests (damaging crops and spreading rabies and bovine TB for example) according to Wikipedia. But how do you feel about this?