Question From Mena Suvari Will Urge Company to Stop Selling Feathers and Mohair After PETA Exposés Revealed Suffering of Geese and Goats
For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Morristown, N.J. – “Knowing of the suffering that animals endure in the production of its down and mohair items, when will Bed Bath & Beyond stop selling animal-derived down and mohair?” That’s the question that PETA will ask on behalf of American Woman star Mena Suvari at Bed Bath & Beyond’s annual meeting on Friday.
When: Friday, June 29, 9 a.m.
Where: The Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Rd., Morristown
Suvari also stars in a new PETA ad that tackles the cruelty of the down industry—and in an accompanying video spot, she reveals what made her throw away her own feather-filled comforters and pillows: “I was watching one of the videos showing these geese who were having their feathers ripped out while they were still alive, and they were screaming,” she says. “And it was really, really horrifying.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear or abuse in any other way”—also recently revealed that baby goats were mutilated, dragged, thrown, and killed in cruel ways in the mohair industry. PETA’s video exposé has already prompted more than 180 top retailers worldwide to ban mohair.
Suvari, who has also sent a letter urging Bed Bath & Beyond to stop selling down items, is part of a long list of celebrities—including her American Woman co-star Alicia Silverstone as well as Taraji P. Henson, Joaquin Phoenix, and Krysten Ritter—who have helped PETA promote kindness to animals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.