PETA Will Push Company to Stop Selling Fur, Which Comes From Abused and Terrified Animals
For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2018
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Portland, Ore. – What: Wearing a large fur coat and covered with “blood,” a PETA member caught in a leg-hold trap will lie outside Pendleton’s Portland headquarters on Thursday. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—is calling on the company to stop selling fur.
When: Thursday, June 7, 12 noon
Where: 220 N.W. Broadway, Portland
“Fur is dead—and most consumers, designers, and retailers want nothing to do with beating, electrocuting, and skinning animals alive for it,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Pendleton to get with the times and drop fur.”
Six investigations in the last year alone have revealed that many animals killed for their fur spend their entire lives inside tiny 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, strangled, stomped on, or bludgeoned to death. Hundreds of top designers and retailers—including Armani, John Galliano, Gucci, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, and Versace—have dropped fur.
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