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AC Moore Stops Selling Rabbit Pelts!

Written by PETA | January 15, 2008

After receiving a call from a concerned member informing us that arts and crafts superstore AC Moore was selling rabbit pelts (the skin and fur of a whole rabbit), PETA wrote to AC Moore CEO Rick Lepley about this issue, and immediately received the following promising response:

“We are philosophically aligned already with the aims of your organization and were not aware the pelts were in our assortment.”

Just three days later, AC Moore sent us this letter confirming that they are removing the pelts from their stores and online catalog, and have adopted a permanent no fur policy! Not to get all cheesy on you, but this is a beautiful example of how one person can make a huge difference—thanks to one alert activist, a chain of events was set in motion that resulted in a big victory for animals within a week.

Thank you to AC Moore for their speedy, understanding, and compassionate response. If every company were this easy to work with, we could all retire early. Or at least take, like, a long weekend every now and then.

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  • John says:

    With the influx of cheap pelts, China is hurting the American fur trade worse than you could ever dream of.

  • twiliornclist says:

    Our family has been fortunate in wading through a difficult educational system. I attended fine private schools growing up but that was then.My wife and I had to work very strategically to get each of our children into top private schools that will help them attain their educational goals and hopefully succeed in life. And all I wanted growing up was a German Shepard dog.

  • Alan Estes says:

    All right let’s let more rabbits and their offspring reproduce until we are knee deep in them. Then you folks can eat your vegies and pet the rabbits to your hearts content.

  • Alluvial says:

    While I respect PETA for standing up for animal rights I do not have a problem with fur personally. For me it depends on how it is produced. I have no problem with vegetabletanned leather that comes about as a byproduct of the meat industry but I dislike hunting animals solely for the sake of obtaining their pelts. Being raised in a family with its own Italian butchery I grew up liking meat. Since human beings are born omnivores I don’t see that changing for most other people either. People who like meat will continue to like me. People who don’t won’t. Simple as that. Good luck with your continued efforts either way. It’s nice to see that someone is using their right to speak up and it’s even better to see corporations responding even if I don’t agree entirely.

  • ruth martinez says:

    i live in Colombia South America. I am a true animal lover and do all i can to protect their rights. Unfortunately this love is not shared by many. How can i get a peta started here? i am willing to help as much as possible i need guidance. thanks

  • Max Street says:

    I just think we should kill animals in a more “Less Torture” like way instead of prolonging the death sentence that will inevitably come to the ones in the slaughter houses. If PETA would simply just focus on this killing animals in a more humane way that would be a huge accomplishment in my opinion because I’m sorry to say but I will not stop eating meat. I am a hunter fisherman and outdoorsman and the money I spend for my sport goes back into the conservation of the animals I hunt and humanely kill and eat. I think we should just find better ways to hmanely kill animals instead torturing them to death which is pretty much what happens especially in China because PETA will not stop millions of americans from not hunting and eating meat. Then again what do I know? I’m just 17 years old

  • erica says:

    the hobby lobby craft stores sell rabbit sikns over the net too I see them there just last sat. they are use to make indain crafts like dream catchers and mockesians.

  • concolora says:

    So I found this thread because I was trying to find a local place to buy a rabbit pelt to make a toy for my neutered pet cats. There’s an AC Moore within biking distance of my home. The pelts at craft stores are byproducts of the rabbit meat industry and fall in line with the philosophy of ‘if you kill an animal for food use every part of the animal that you can’. As a meateating human I believe strongly in this philosophy I eat rabbit and so do my cats who eat a speciesappropriate raw diet. I was sad to see that my local AC Moore no longer carries the rabbit pelts I need to use to make a preysubsitute pillow for my indoor neutered cats. Now I’ll have to drive 3040 minutes to a specialty leather goods store instead of biking thereby making that much more of an impact on the environment. What a wonderful victory.

  • Michele says:

    Maya were you a Canadian in your previous life? in reference to your “eh?” LOL I’m a Canuck so I notice when people talk like me and my fellow countrymenwomen Yes I can accept our differences of opinion about PETA because ultimately you and I and the others for whom I have a “thing” are doing what we can to speak up for animals and because we value the lives of all earthlings.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Hey Michele thank you the feeling is mutual I appreciate that you can tolerate my mixed feelings about PETA and that we all stand for animal rights even if we have different approaches. Hopefully between all of us we can open some minds eh? Blessings.

  • Caboose says:

    Michele Cool it. The reason i said that is because you always respond to me last. And is age really a factor?

  • Michele says:

    Caboose you do flatter yourself… Actually I have a “thing” for the people on these blogs who have the ability to engage in intelligent and articulate discussions about helping animals and who are passionate about animal rights. I have a “thing” for Ana Mike Q Carla Dana Judith Maya Susannah kelly captain nemo animalfriend Antigone1000 Vegancakes I totally love that name!! Vegan4animals John Carmody Canaduck BullyDawg Tamara Ariel we miss you! and all of the other wonderful folks who are doing their part small medium or large to speak up for our fellow earthlings who have no voice of their own. I do not have a “thing” for silly little boys who are obsessed with firearms and video games I do not have a “thing” for anyone who enjoys hunting or fishing I do not have a “thing” for cruel psychopathic and just plain nasty people who only think of themselves and I most certainly do NOT have a “thing” for people who criticize animal rights activists.

  • Caboose says:

    michele You really have a thing for me do you?

  • Michele says:

    Caboose you are definitely an idiot thank you “caboose is an idiot” and “anonymous” from January 21 2008 1024 PM!. You continue to make unintelligible comments on these blogs and clearly all you care about is firearms and video games focus on that on another blog I’m sure you can find plenty you complain about the “slow ass” system here and then you say the comments are pointless. So you are the idiot if you continue to read the comments and continue to post here when you don’t even like it. Go away for once and for all.

  • Caboose says:

    you’re right Caboose IS an idiot. In Red Vs Blue he may be the dumbest one there but he is the best fighter and tactician for some reason.

  • Caboose says:

    i think its idiotic to use a SLOW ass blogging system to blog on. No point in ANY of these comments