For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, PETA supporters joined by enormous, can’t-be-missed alpaca, sheep, and goose puppets will cause mayhem outside the Urban Outfitters store on Market Street and loudly demand that Urban Outfitters and its other brands—including Anthropologie and Free People—leave alpaca fleece, wool, leather, down, mohair, and cashmere on their original owners.
When: Wednesday, October 27, 12 noon
Where: Urban Outfitters, 503 Market St., Knoxville
“Urban Outfitters stores are graveyards for animals who were beaten, 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.