PETA Protesters to Demand End to Wool Sales in Demonstration Outside CEO's Beverly Hills Home
For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2019
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Armed with signs proclaiming, “Mr. Chang: Stop Killing Sheep for Wool,” a group of PETA supporters will gather near the Beverly Hills home of Forever 21 CEO Do Won Chang to urge him to end his chain’s wool sales.
When: Saturday, February 9, 12 noon
Where: The driveway leading to the gated community near the intersection of Bowmont Drive and Kimridge Road, Beverly Hills
The protest follows two new PETA video exposés recorded on sheep farms in Australia—the world’s largest exporter of wool—showing workers beating petrified sheep in the face, deliberately mutilating them, and cutting the throats of fully conscious animals. The videos are PETA’s 10th and 11th exposés of the global wool industry since 2014, all of which the group has shared with Forever 21—but the company has refused to act.
“Sheep are beaten and mutilated for wool sweaters, coats, and scarves, and Forever 21 is profiting from this cruelty to animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on CEO Do Won Chang to have a heart for gentle sheep and switch to stocking exclusively vegan knits.”
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” and broadcast-quality video footage from PETA’s exposés is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.