Macy’s Goes Fur-Free After Decades-Long PETA Campaign

For Immediate Release:
October 21, 2019

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Cincinnati – Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in response to the announcement that Macy’s will no longer sell fur:

PETA members have never let up in campaigning for Macy’s to go fur-free—starting back in the 80s, when we made the store our prime target for Fur-Free Friday (aka “Black Friday”) and activists were arrested for blocking the doors at its store in Herald Square in New York and for disrupting its Thanksgiving Day Parade—so we’re toasting its decision to drop fur. Any store that wants to survive must read the writing on the wall: Today’s kind shoppers have no interest in wearing tormented animals’ skins.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview, and more information about our Macy’s campaign is available here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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