PETA ‘Animals’ to Cause a Ruckus Outside Urban Outfitters

For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2021

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Tulsa, Okla. – On Thursday, PETA supporters, joined by enormous, can’t-be-missed alpaca, sheep, cow, and goose puppets, will create a bit of mayhem outside the Urban Outfitters store on South Peoria Avenue. They’ll chalk the sidewalks, urge would-be shoppers to turn around, and loudly demand that Urban Outfitters, Inc., brands—including Anthropologie and Free People—leave alpaca fleece, wool, leather, mohair, cashmere, and down to their original owners.

When:    Thursday, July 15, 12 noon

Where:    Urban Outfitters, 3340 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa

“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.

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