Alberta oil-and-gas supporters launch boycott of Lush Cosmetics
A pro-oil industry Facebook group has called on Albertans to boycott Lush Cosmetics for the company’s long-held stance against North American pipeline projects.
Lush, based in the United Kingdom, has been critical of the oil industry for years. In June 2012, it began a series of advocacy campaigns in Canada and the United States that called for an end to the expansion of pipelines and pointed out the environmental risks behind Alberta’s oilsands. But in recent weeks, a social media campaign has called for a boycott of the company, claiming it is causing Albertans to lose oil-and-gas jobs.
“Our campaign to boycott Lush and raise awareness for their campaign to help Albertans lose jobs is based on the severe economic situation we find ourselves in Alberta currently,” said a message from the Facebook administrator of Pipeline Action.
The administrator also said in their message that Lush has stores in Saudi Arabia (it has three), “who are the ultimate beneficiaries of Canadian oil losing its market hold.”
Lush Cosmetics has not responded to requests for comment concerning the campaign and the alleged harassment of employees.
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A Facebook group wants you to boycott Lush for its critical stance on the oil and gas sector.