By Jessica Rae Pulver-Adell
In a supposed protest against the selling of S.C. Johnson & Son’s Kiwi Mink Oil, unnamed animal rights activists are sabotaging products with cyanic acid, which is a colorless and poisonous liquid – intended to ruin the leather it is intended to treat.
263 jars of Kiwi Mink Oil have been reported contaminated with cyanic acid. Walmart, CVS and Walgreens have suffered the strategic attacks, according to The Wall Street Journal.
An S.C. Johnson spokeswoman states that the company “took action to remove all Kiwi Mink Oil products from retail shelves as a precautionary measure.” The FBI has begun an investigation into the matter.
The Wall Street Journalalso quotes some of the radical activists. “Those who use this product will not die like the animals caged on fur farms,” the activists wrote. “The cyanic acid will cause a severe burn and eat through the leather products it is applied to.”
According to their website, S.C. Johnson’s Kiwi Mink Oil is intended for use on old, stiff boots or shoes, in an effort to condition, waterproof and restore natural oils to the leather of the shoes.