PETA to Call On Shoppers to Boycott Retailer Over Cruelty to Sheep
For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2019
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Dallas – In advance of the holiday shopping season, a group of PETA supporters wearing sheep masks and dressed in black will descend on Forever 21 on Saturday to demand an end to the retailer’s wool sales.
When: Saturday, November 16, 12 noon
Where: Forever 21, The Shops at Park Lane, 8166 Park Ln., #110, Dallas
The protest follows two recent PETA video exposés of sheep farms in Australia, the world’s top exporter of wool and a source of wool used by Forever 21. In them, workers are shown beating petrified sheep in the face, deliberately mutilating them, and cutting the throats of fully conscious animals. The videos are PETA’s 10th and 11th exposés of the global wool industry in just the last five years, all of which the group has shared with Forever 21—but the company has refused to take action.
“Behind every wool sweater or scarf is a suffering sheep,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Programs Marta Holmberg. “PETA is calling on all shoppers to steer clear of Forever 21 until it does the right thing and ditches wool.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence toward other animals.
Broadcast-quality video footage from the group’s exposés is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.