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bebe: Ditch the Fur
For Immediate Release:December 21, 2012
Contact:Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Scottsdale -- Holding the "bodies" of a skinned "fox" and a skinned
"rabbit" and brandishing signs that read, "bebe: Ditch the
Fur!" and "bebe Butchers Bunnies," PETA members will hold a
spirited protest outside Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale on Saturday.
Their point? That the fur trade is a violent, bloody industry that beats,
drowns, and electrocutes animals before ripping the animals' skins from their
When: Saturday, December 22, 12 noon
Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square, at the intersection of E. Camelback Road and Marshall Way, Scottsdale
"Every fur jacket or piece of fur
trim came from animals who were tormented and painfully killed in the name of
'fashion,'" says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "If bebe
doesn't want to be a target of caring consumers everywhere, the company should
drop the fur."
investigations have revealed that rabbits on fur
farms in China—one of the countries from which
bebe obtains fur—are pulled out of cages by
their ears and stunned with electrical devices while they scream. Another
investigation of a Chinese fur farm shows a skinned raccoon dog on a heap of
carcasses who lifts his bloodied head and stares into the camera.
PETA urges bebe to follow
the lead of companies such as Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Forever 21, Wet Seal, and
many others and remove all fur from its shelves immediately. More than 80,000
people have taken action against bebe because of its use of fur.
more information, please visit PETA.org.
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