After decades of massive pressure from PETA and activists, Nordstrom has announced that it will stop selling fur and exotic skins!
VICTORY: @Nordstrom is BANNING fur & exotic skins!
For decades, PETA & activists have pressured the chain to drop fur & stop supporting cruelty to animals.
Thank you Nordstrom for taking this important step. Now please take the next step: drop wool & all animal materials! pic.twitter.com/ajQRdOn5rT
— PETA (@peta) September 29, 2020
PETA’s campaign urging Nordstrom to go fur-free dates back to the 1980s, when it became a major target for Fur-Free Friday. The company dropped fur from its own line in 2006 but continued to sell fur items from other brands, including Canada Goose’s fur-lined jackets.
A huge thank you to @UARC supporters for braving the winter storm to protest the cruelty of @canadagoose jackets being sold at @nordstrom! And thank you to @peta for supporting our protest with the signs and banner! #furkills #CanadaGooseKills pic.twitter.com/0uDttWutZd
— UARC (@UARC) November 29, 2019
We met with its executives, we shared exposés, we protested, we pushed the company to stop selling fur after revealing horrific treatment of animals on Russian fur farms (a country where fur sold at Nordstrom comes from), and more 100,000 of you wrote in … and it all paid off!
The company’s decision to drop exotic skins follows PETA investigations exposing the cruelty behind every alligator-skin watch and snakeskin purse and moves by many major designers, including Calvin Klein and Chanel, to stop using such materials.
The ban will affect Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, and Last Chance stores as well as Nordstrom’s e-commerce sites and will prevent countless minks, foxes, and other animals from being beaten, cut up, and killed.
Fun Animal Facts
Just like the cat companions many of us share our homes and hearts with, minks—the most commonly farmed fur-bearing animals—make a purring sound when they’re content.
In nature, snakes—who are killed by humans for their skin—are shy and secretive, and they don’t go picking fights or bite out of malice, as they’re not aggressive or territorial. They only strike in order to eat or defend themselves.
Alligators—who are skinned alive to make “luxury” bags—are “chatty.” Despite not having vocal chords, these resourceful animals communicate using a range of bellows, growls, hisses, roars, and even a cough-like sound called a “chumpf.”
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