Gap Inc. Shareholder Meeting Draws Anti-Fur Protest

Executives at Annual Meeting to Be Confronted With Questions Over INTERMIX's Refusal to Ban Fur From Beaten, Electrocuted Animals

For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2015

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Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

San Francisco – Bearing props that look like bloody skinned animals, PETA supporters will descend on Gap Inc. headquarters on Tuesday as shareholders arrive for the company’s annual meeting. While the PETA protesters outside call out Gap subsidiary INTERMIX for refusing to join the dozens of retailers that have chosen to drop fur from their lines, a PETA representative inside the meeting will speak to the executives, board of directors, and shareholders to urge INTERMIX to stop selling fur.

When:       Tuesday, May 19, 9 a.m.

Where:     Gap Inc. Global Headquarters, 2 Folsom St. (The Embarcadero street entrance, between Folsom and Howard streets), San Francisco

“Today’s kind consumers are turning their backs on beating, electrocuting, and skinning animals alive for their fur,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on INTERMIX to do the right thing for its customers, its shareholders, and animals by dropping fur for good.”

For every coat or piece of trim made from real fur, rabbits, foxes, minks, and many other animals—including possibly dogs and cats—were electrocuted, bludgeoned, strangled, or even skinned alive. In China—the world’s leading exporter of fur—undercover investigations have revealed that rabbits are hung upside down, screaming and kicking, and forced to watch those ahead of them die violently before their own throats are cut. PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” encourages all caring people to leave real fur on the animals.

Dozens of retailers have already banned fur from their collections, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Inditex, L Brands, H&M, and Victoria’s Secret.

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