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Holiday Shoppers to Know That Every Piece of Fur Trim Caused an Animal Severe
For Immediate Release:November 21, 2012
Contact:Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
San Francisco -- Holding signs featuring a diagram of a rabbit that read, "bebe: Bunny
Butchers," members and supporters of PETA and In Defense of Animals will hold a spirited protest outside the
bebe store on Grant Avenue in San Francisco on Fur-Free Friday, the day
after Thanksgiving. Their point? That fur—even if it's "just a little
trim"—caused the animal it belonged to much pain and suffering and cost
that animal his or her life.
When: Friday, November 23, 12 noon
Where: Outside bebe, 21 Grant Ave. (between O'Farrell and Geary streets), San Francisco
"Every bit of fur trim came from
animals who were tormented and painfully killed in the name of 'fashion,'"
says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "People can choose
whether to be kind or cruel. With so many warm and stylish fabrics available,
there's no excuse for wearing fur."
In China—one of the
countries from which bebe obtains rabbit fur—workers pull rabbits out of cages
by their ears and stun the screaming animals with electrical devices. Rabbits
watch as other animals have their throats cut and their heads and paws cut off
with knives before the skin is peeled off their bodies. In other places,
rabbits killed for their fur spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages and
mired in their own waste. To kill rabbits, fur farmers break their necks or
smash their skulls before stringing them up by their legs and slitting their
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 information, please visit PETA.org.
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