Nike and Cole Haan Ditch Fur!

April 2008

PETA wrote to Nike-owned Cole Haan after receiving numerous complaints about the company’s sale of mink- and rabbit-lined coats and gloves. The CEOs of Nike and Cole Haan immediately informed PETA that they plan to eliminate the use of fur in their products effective fall 2008. Cole Haan and Nike join an ever-growing list of major retailers that refuse to sell fur, including Kenneth Cole, Ann Taylor, Express, Gap, Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters, and Calvin Klein. To learn more about the cruel fur industry, please click here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind