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Victory: Delia’s Pulls Ringling Bros. Shirts!

Written by PETA | September 8, 2009

Delia’s clothing company used to be one of several retailers that sold Ringling Bros. T-shirts.

I say “used to be” because today, the company’s CEO contacted us to say that Delia’s will be pulling the shirts from its Web site, its stores, and its October catalog by this Friday, September 11.

Thanks to the countless concerned people who took the time to write and call the company to ask it to stop promoting Ringling’s cruel treatment of animals.

We hope that you’ll take a second to write to Delia’s and thank it for making the compassionate decision.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Brenda Lead says:

    Business and the almighty dollar does not have to be the God of this world. It is so good to take protection of the vulerable and defenseless animalsto heart. Money can be made in so many ways. Animal cruelty and death does not have to be one of them.

  • Summer says:

    That is awesome!

  • Kelly Fox says:

    I am amazed at how many loving caring and compassionate people are out there willing to be the voices for all the innocent amazing animals of the world!! Thank you PETA and thank you Delia’s!

  • Wouter says:

    Great job continue this way! It’s great to hear some good news about “animal Welfare” Wouter from the Netherlands.

  • pamela says:

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPASSION!! like some others i also never heard of delias. this store will definately have mine and my friends and families business as we shop at animal and environmentally friendly stores. please consider carrying animal rights t shirtsas you can see everyone benefits..

  • April L says:

    Thank You Delia!!

  • Lauren says:

    Good job and many thanks to everyone here at PETA and at Delia’s for making this happen! Already wrote my thankyou note and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

  • Edith Wijnbeld says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMPASSIONATE DECISION you’ve made for the poor Elephants! I feel deep RESPECT for you now! Edith Wijnbeld from the Netherlands

  • Nalà says:

    Great news! Thank you!

  • Barbara Schriver says:

    Thanks a million Delia’s!! NO MORE CIRCUS’S!! Now that would be a great shirt!! I’d love to buy shirts from your company from now on so would my friends!! You run an upstanding considerate company and we all applaud you!! EMAIL all of us your catalogs we’ll buy your productsholidays are coming and you’ve got our business!! Regards Barbie Schriver

  • Carrie says:

    This is fabulous news!!!! Congratulations to everyone who participated in making this happen and a big thank you to Delia’s for doing the right thing!!!!

  • Alexis says:

    This is so awesome! Thanks to PETA’s hard work and the efforts of all that wrote to Delia’s. Thanks to Delia’s for doing the right thing not only for the animals but also for your reputation and company culture. Cheers for the animals! Alexis

  • Mir says:

    I never heard of Delia’s before this boycott. Since they have acted responsibly I will be ordering from their website to repay in kind. For the elephants!

  • kris shulfer says:

    thank god!! thank you to everyone who made a difference for the animals!! thank you for making the right decision Delia!!!! WI

  • karen wall says:

    Thank you for making the commitment!

  • Keni says:

    Thanks Delia! If you sell a Boycott the Ringling Bros. for abusing elephants and other animals I will buy at least 7 for my family!

  • WolfGirl21 says:

    I just remembered…Delias has another Ringling Bros tee… That one needs to be removed also!

  • Shellly says:

    Why not get together with Delias to sell PETA’s cool tee? httpswww.petacatalog.orgprodinfo.asp?numberTS269

  • Ricky says:

    Great job everyone…lets continue our work to close down Ringling and bring the animals to sanctuary!!!

  • nicole mcelroy says:

    yeah!! well done everybody! so great to see weve been heard. makes you more determined to keep goin. NEXT!!! Nicole mullingar ireland

  • WolfGirl21 says:

    YES! Team Elephants win again! This is great to hear. Hard work pays off in the end I love Delias and so it makes me happy to hear that they have chosen to not support Ringling Bros great job everybody that made this happen! D

  • Karen says:

    Thanks PETA !!! Its because of people like you that things like that happen! muah!

  • MELISSA says:

    Yay! I’m so gald I took the time to write them. Good to hear people actually read those letters

  • emma says:

    Ive also just wrote a thankyou email to delias ive suggested that if they produce a ‘cruelest show on earth’ shirt then i have a feeling it would be a huge seller

  • emma says:

    great news!! just goes to show if we all stand together then we can achieve the eventual peace for the animals in ringling one step at a time then finally bring the bastards down who’s next peta? xxxx

  • Kimberly Church Yurevich says:

    wooohooo! victory thanks Delia’s for pulling ringling brother’s merchandise!!!

  • Curtis says:

    Nice! Now I can order my friend these new flare jeans she wants for her bday!

  • Michael Essi says:

    I extend my deepest thanks to this company for making the decision to pull Ringling Bros. Tshirts from its store catalog and web site. Thank you for making a kind choice for animals!

  • roxanne says:

    Yeah I can shop at Delia again. Thanks for the elephants. I will buy a boycott ringling bros tshirt if Deia makes them.

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  • Marlene R=) says:

    finally something good to hear thanks to PETA and to Delia’s who do have hearts