‘Rabbit’ and ‘Raccoon’ Protesters to Gather at Macy’s Annual Meeting

Now a Shareholder, PETA Will Push Company to Visit Fur Farms and Drop Fur Sales

For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2019

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Cincinnati – Dressed in business attire, a group of “fur-bearing animals”—including a “rabbit,” a “mink,” and a “raccoon”—will lead PETA supporters in a spirited protest outside Macy’s annual meeting on Friday. In the meeting, a representative of PETA—which holds shares in the company for the purpose of influencing its decisions—will challenge Macy’s to join a PETA veterinarian for an in-person visit to one of the fur factory farms in its supply chain.

When:    Friday, May 17, 10 a.m.

Where:    Macy’s, Inc., 7 W. Seventh St., Cincinnati

“If Macy’s shareholders saw how minks and foxes go insane inside cramped cages before being bludgeoned to death, they’d go fur-free in a heartbeat,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA wants Macy’s to show some honesty and some ethics and to stop paying people to beat and electrocute animals—and even skin them alive—for their fur.”

Many animals killed for fur spend their entire lives inside cramped cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves. Animals trapped in the wild can suffer for days before dying of blood loss, frostbite, gangrene, or attacks by predators. Those who aren’t dead when the trappers return are typically shot, stomped on, or bludgeoned to death. In the last year alone, Chanel, Coach, Burberry, Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Kors, and others joined the hundreds of other top designers and retailers who have banned fur.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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