For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Kansas City – On Wednesday, PETA supporters, joined by enormous, can’t-be-missed alpaca, sheep, cow, and goose puppets, will create a bit of mayhem outside the Anthropologie store on Nichols Road. They’ll chalk the sidewalks, urge would-be shoppers to turn around, and loudly demand that Anthropologie and all other Urban Outfitters, Inc., brands—including Free People—leave alpaca fleece, wool, leather, mohair, cashmere, and down to their original owners.
When: Wednesday, July 14, 12 noon
Where: Anthropologie, 531 Nichols Rd. (at the intersection with Jefferson Street), Kansas City
“Anthropologie 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.