For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2021
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Dallas – After hearing from PETA, locally based name-brand discount retailer Tuesday Morning banned fur in its nearly 500 stores nationwide and removed all fur products. In thanks, PETA has sent the company a box of delicious bunny-shaped vegan chocolates.
“Tuesday Morning agreed with PETA that animal fur doesn’t belong on its shelves,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Compassionate retailers are giving ethical shoppers what they want, which is stylish home goods that don’t harm a hair on anyone’s head.”
PETA notes that most animals used for fur spend their entire lives inside cramped cages, where they frantically pace back and forth, gnaw on the bars, and mutilate themselves out of frustration before they’re electrocuted, gassed, or poisoned—and filthy fur factory farms have become COVID-19 hotspots. Animals who are trapped in nature may suffer for days before trappers arrive to shoot, strangle, beat, or stomp them to death.
Tuesday Morning joins hundreds of top retailers and designers—including, most recently, Canada Goose and Neiman Marcus—in banning fur, and PETA is rallying the public to demand that Saint Laurent and Brioni follow suit.
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.