For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Toronto – On Sunday, PETA supporters dressed in can’t-be-missed alpaca, sheep, cow, and goat masks will create a bit of mayhem outside the Urban Outfitters store on Queen Street W. They’ll urge would-be shoppers to turn around, and they’ll loudly demand that Urban Outfitters, Inc., brands—including Anthropologie and Free People—leave alpaca fleece, wool, leather, mohair, cashmere, and down on their original owners.
When: Sunday, July 25, 12 noon
Where: Urban Outfitters, 481 Queen St. W. (at the intersection with McDougall Lane), Toronto
“Urban Outfitters stores are graveyards for animals who were beaten up, cut up, and killed,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Urban Outfitters’ brands to honor the company’s consumer pledge of sustainability and ethics by selling only vegan materials—which would be easy to do, because they already stock them.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.