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Chinese Hair Bands Made From Used Condoms

Updated on July 16, 2010
Small List of Chinese Contaminated Products
Small List of Chinese Contaminated Products

This is true!

I was listening to the Power Hour as I slaved away on my Hub Pages. Usually I only half listen, mostly I like the sound of human voices. You know what I mean if you have the TV on for company. So, just as I sat down with a nice cup of java, I heard the Power Hour talking about used condoms and hair bands, that almost made me gag on my coffee.

And so the story developed that China recycles used condoms into hair bands! My question is: Where do they get used condoms to begin with? I never knew anyone who saved used condoms. I mean this is just too gross for words.

You can bet that we will be hearing more horror stories about China made products. Personally, I read the label of every product that I buy, and if it is made in China, I try not to buy it. I used to love going to the dollar stores, not anymore. It is all made in China. And in the end it is just junk that you really do not need to begin with.

70% Of Walmart Products Made In China
70% Of Walmart Products Made In China

70% Of Wal Mart Products Are Made In China

Did you know that 70% of Wal Mart products are made in China? Yes China, land of the used condom savers. I don't know about you, but I am SICK of it. I am angry at my government for making all these so called trade agreements with China. China has no environmental standards, no health standards, in fact hardly any standards of any kind at all. When you buy something from China, you are buying that product at your own risk. The problem is that half the time you don't know something comes from China, the labeling can be quite clever and deceptive.

All I know is, I don't want to buy products from China. How many times have you held a hair band in your mouth while you pulled your hair back into a ponytail? Once a day, twice a day, more often? Imagine holding a used condom in your mouth! Imagine how sick you can get. All I know is that I am damned pissed that I should be exposed to something as vile as this. What is our government doing to protect us from this?

Sub Standard Chinese Products

85% Of Prescription Drugs Made IN China

As if hair bands made out of condoms is not enough, 85% of the prescription drugs Americans are taking everyday are maufactured where? You guessed it, China, land of the used condom savers. Kinda makes me wonder why I never feel very well. Who knows what is in our prescriptions.

Who is to blame? I would say that the US government, and US big business is to blame and the motive behind it all is greed. The US consumer gets a double whammy. They buy and pay for the junk that comes out of China, plus the America workers gets the shaft again when our jobs are shipped to China where slave labor is alive and well.

Boycott "Made In China" Products

Evidence of China's shocking abuse of animals.
Evidence of China's shocking abuse of animals.
No Workers Compensation For Chinese Workers
No Workers Compensation For Chinese Workers

No Workers Rights In China

Workers have no rights in China. There is no such thing as workers compensation if a worker is injured at work. The Chinese workers simply lose their job if they are unable to perform it, even if that is due to an injury that is work/job related. There is no such thing as minimum wage in China, people toil away 12 hours a day for a few dollars. There are no labor laws which protect children. Children as young as 5 and 6 toil away in dirt and pollution filled factories, all for a few cents a day. It is a nightmare that few of us can even begin to imagine, but it happens every day, year after year in China.

I started this hub with the used condom story, but as I researched further, I was shocked at how China treats it's people and workers, but I soon found out that was not the only thing in China getting abused. Animals are often skinned alive for the Chinese fur trade. The more I found out, the sicker I became. To an animal lover this treatment of animals makes me want to cry. I can tell you that I found it hard to sleep at night after finding out how these innocent lovely animals are treated. I was unable to watch the videos, it is way beyond cruel, and these people who abuse animals should be jailed, forever!

There is a direct link between domestic violence and animal abuse. If someone abuses animals they are also likely to abuse their spouse and children. It kind of makes me wonder what life is really like in China.

If I had it my way, not a single Chinese product would ever be shipped to America again. Every time you buy something from China, you are promoting their sick way of life.

No Animal Rights Laws In China

If it is not bad enough the way China treats its workers and their lack of respect for human beings, is the cruel way they treat cats and dogs. Driven by greed, cat and dogs are rounded up in big cities, even pets, and then clubbed to death and skinned, sometimes still alive, for their fur. To all the Americans who love animals, this is the worse outrage of all. Why would anyone ever want to treat animals in such an inhumane way? We should boycott China for this alone. How can we stand by and let this go on? Personally, I read the label on everything that I buy, and if it is made in China, I don't buy it. You and I can make a difference when we vote with our dollars. Most stuff out of China is junk anyhow and we are better off without it.

These Cats Will Be Skinned Alive For Their Fur
These Cats Will Be Skinned Alive For Their Fur

This is so bad that I could not watch it!


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      bbbbb 5 years ago

      Time to skin the bureaucrats that let this happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Sunnyglitter 7 years ago from Cyberspace

      Ewwww...used condoms for hair bands? Gross.

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      magnoliazz 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      I got this story from the Power Hour, which I consider a good source. I did not want to believe it either, but you must consider that there are not laws in other countries like there are in the USA.

      What I am wondering about is, where do they get their used condoms from? And how much are they going to give you to recyle them? Would it even be worth your while? Yuke! In China they have a one child law, one child per family, so maybe they have a lot of used condoms around, who knows?

      I suppose you could google " hairbands made from condoms" or something like that and do your own research and let us know! Personally, I really want to move on to other things.

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      Aish 7 years ago

      its just so crazy to read this, i never knew anything but this and im realllllly surpised to read all this. come on is this actually real and is there any proof about the condom recycling stuff.

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      An 8 years ago

      Erm.. guys... do u know that these animals in the cages were not only skinned and abused, but they were also sold and eaten like chickens, in china.. that explains why they were kept in that squash up cages.. cos the china ppl believed that since the animals would be dead eventually, so why bother ?

      Yup yup.. sickening i know... but what to do? china is a large country and the government could only cover that much.. so keep an eye on ur pets if u are in the rural areas.. =)

      And about the used condom thingy, i have no idea how could it be used as a hair band.. doesn't it smell? okok.. maybe i don't want to know ... hahahah..


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      magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin


      LOL...You are bad!

      The animal abuse really sickens me too.

      I am happy that you are on the same page, to me it says a lot about a person if they love and protect animals.

      I will never forget your hub about the dog with the four missing paws. I hope they catch the peson who did it and lock them up for life.

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      Blake Ford Hall 8 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      You know I had a girlfriend for several years that did use our used condoms occasionally for hairbands. But only when she was very late for work, and I guess it is obvious the reason

      The Chinese animal abuses on the other hand are inexcusable.

      Great work Magnoliazz...Wonderful topic. Keep on Hubbing Blake4d

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      dreamreachout 8 years ago

      Ya, Afghanistan is dry and arid!! All there food are dry too, I mean mostly, whether bread or meat!! Not much vegetable in their diet!!

      India has everything except petroleum!! We have the fertile plains, the Himalayas and other mountains, rivers, forests, desert, large minerals deposits and a very vibrant as also deep rooted democracy!!

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      magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      The people of India are some of the nicest people on earth. They are so friendly and nice and easy to get along with. My doctor is from India, a very intelligent nice man!

      Its good to know that some jobs are being produced through the Afghanistan invasion for your people. That's the first good news I heard so far! I was really shocked to see how people in Iraq and Afghanistan live. Probably the result of years of war. Its so barren over there, I did not see any fields that would grow crops, what do these people eat?

      India looks big and lush and fertile, really a beautiful place!

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      dreamreachout 8 years ago

      Thanks for the assurance .. India is self strong in every way .. Polite noble nation with a lot of history .. Its best that we join hands to tackle the rogue states .. We are your able ally in Afghanistan .. While America takes care of the security, we are in the forefront in infrastructure development there!!

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      magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for the comment Dreamreachout!

      I never really thought about how close China is to India! And here I was worried about Pakistan!

      If either country invaded India, I am sure we would work with the UN to restore your freedom. China knows they can't do whatever they please.

      I think the USA and Russia would have to band together to take care of China if they started trouble. Right now, China is in a real downward spiral because America is not shopping. The recession has been tough here, but in China things are much worse.

      I feel for you, I would not want China in my back yard either. I just never really trust them, you never know what they might do if they get desperate.

      I just wish we would get out of Iraq and that whole mess over there, those people don't want us there, and our troops don't want to be there either. Obama was supposed to bring the troops home, but that is not happening very fast. I think we spend a billion dollars a week over there, what a waste of money!

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      dreamreachout 8 years ago

      It is the biggest uncontrolled country in the world and we are terrified as its our neighbour!! We are looking forward to America to do something about China, whether its human rights, animal rights, bizzare recycling etc etc. Tigers are getting vanquished because of them and more and more .. Its an unending tale!! Do something America, only you can harness them!!

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      iDragon 8 years ago

      We(me and my friend)are horrified by what's going on in China!We love all animals and we deeply love asian culture. She's half Korean and she feels that because of the Chineses poor way of life style(tho we both know SOME THINGS CANNOT BE HELPED) it brings shame to the other Asian cultures.

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      JannyC 8 years ago

      Now that's recycling to the extreme.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Have Americans forgotten that China is a communist country with one of the worse human rights record out there. Why have we sold out our country to China. I agree, boycott every made in China!

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      magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Just don't buy anything from China. I am going to work on getting a petition going about Chinese products and animal abuse.

      I know how you feel Caity-- I love kittys too!

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      caity 8 years ago

      This is horrible, and it made me cry and look for my cat. I think I'm gonna be sick.....everything is made in china! I'm horrified. THIS HAS TO STOP!

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      magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      You make some good points, however you yourself said that Japanese do not eat cat or dog, the Chinese do, and the Koreans eat just dog!!

      Every ten years or so the local China Buffets get busted for serving up cat and dog! So please, DON't tell me that Asians DO NOT eat cat and dog. And it is not just the eating, it is the HORRIBLE way they kill these animals. What sick person skins an animals ALIVE? I grew up on a farm where we slaughter pigs, and cattle for food, and we kill them in a humane way. In fact, it is against the LAW to kill one pig in front of the other. Even the Bible has laws about the humane slaughter of animals.

      Yes, you are right China is poverty stricken. However, that could change in just one generation if there were not so many people to feed.

      Personally...I would refuse to bring a child into the world if they faced a furture in China. Maybe if more Chinese felt this way, the tide would turn, there would be LESS people and more resources. What other way out of the deep seated poverty they are in now for hundreds of years?

      Sometimes just plain common sense is the answer. Fewer people would mean more food for all, and the need to eat cats and dogs would be eliminated.

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      122809 8 years ago

      I'm glad for this article and how enlightening the information is, but I'm horrified at the ignorant, racist comments in the comments.

      "I was watching DR Phil, and there were some Asians on there who were angry because Americans think they eat dogs and cats, well, well....after stories like this, what do most people think of Asians? I know what I think, China is a hell hole where there are no animal rights and even fewer human rights." How ridiculous! You'll stereotype over something like this? So you'll even group the Japanese, who btw don't eat cat or dog, w/ the Chinese (who eat cat and dog) and the Korean (who only eat dog)! Also, many asians in the U.S. are born here...

      Also, these are starving people in China who need to make a living! First fix poverty; then, complain about these issues! Oh wait, we live in a capitalist society who only cares about themselves. How easy it is to judge these people who have a hard time getting clean water (among other things) when these commodities are literally at our fingertips.

      Imagine having a starving family. You got to kill the cat for food do it! It's safer than eating the fish in the contaminated water from US factories.

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      Katelyn Weel 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm thoroughly disgusted... I don't usually pay attention to where products I buy come from but I sure as hell will now. At first I thought your article was just entertaining.. but then you really got into some serious stuff that I probably would have just skipped over if I knew what it really was. You're a very talented writer to be able to draw people in to read an article about heavy issues like this without guilt-tripping them or making them feel like criminals. I couldn't take my eyes off the page. OMG everything is made in China. I'm scared.

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      magnoliazz 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks Franki 79 and RebeckahElle for your comments.

      I was grossed out about the hair bands too, and I never ever put them in my mouth like I used to. Actually, I have started using those extra big rubber bands in my hair instead of hair bands.

      I was watching DR Phil, and there were some Asians on there who were angry because Americans think they eat dogs and cats, well, well....after stories like this, what do most people think of Asians? I know what I think, China is a hell hole where there are no animal rights and even fewer human rights. The way those people have to live makes me sick, however, that is their culture and they are used to it.

      Don't buy ANYTHING from China, and skip the China Buffets in this country, yes, they really DO serve cat and dog and then pawn it off as chicken. If they can't catch any cats or dogs, they go and pick up road kill, chop it up and then serve it up at the China Buffet! I am not kidding about this! I know more than once I was at a China Buffet place and ate chicken that was very, very rubbery, don't tell me that was not dog, cat or road kill!

      I was going to write a hub about the China Buffet type eating places, but I thought someone might try to sue me, so I backed down, but at least I can warn people about it.

      Sorry that I made you guys sick, but I think this is something people should know about.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I just read that article about the hair ties, omg, that is just sick, sick, sick. I had never heard or read that info before. thanks for including it here.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks for writing such an informative article. you have certainly presented it well and like you, I'm a huge animal lover but won't be able to watch those videos. I also watch carefully what I buy, but now I'm going to watch even closer.

      I also put hairbands in my mouth while pulling my hair back...

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      franki79 8 years ago

      Oooh that made me sick. What is wrong with the world today?? Good hub


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      magnoliazz 9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you for your comment. I am betting that we do not even know the half of it. It is common knowledge that girl infants are simply killed on a regular basis. When is the rest of the world going to take a stand and tell China.....this is enough. Clean up your act or we are no longer going to do business with you.

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I have colleagues that have taught English in Beijing and they agree with what you report here, plus have more stories to add to it.

      Although the opening ceremonies of Beijing Olympics 2008 was artistically beautiful, it was also emotional propoganda for drawing in peoples of other nations. While I am happy that the aborignal minorities in CHina are being permitted to have more than one child per family, I am saddened by lack of human and animal rights in other quarters. I'm not a vegetarian or with PETA, butsee that to skin cats alive for fur is atrocious, just as is clubbing & skinning live baby seals for their fur.


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