Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Skin Products

According to the Guardian:

A Chinese cosmetics company is using skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe.

Agents for the firm have told would-be customers it is developing collagen for lip and wrinkle treatments from skin taken from prisoners after they have been shot. The agents say some of the company's products have been exported to the UK, and that the use of skin from condemned convicts is 'traditional' and nothing to 'make such a big fuss about'.

Depraved beyond belief, this clangs strangely with my last post. I don't think a Leslie Ash trout pout is going to look quite so funny in future.

The next paragraph says, "apart from the ethical concerns, there is also the potential risk of infection."

Apart from the ethical concerns? I really can't imagine how anyone could write such a bathetic sentence.

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