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February 23, 2021
Moira Collie 202-483-7382
Portland, Oregon. – After pressure from PETA and its nearly 139,000 members and supporters, Pendleton Woolen Mills, which previously sold fox and coyote fur, banned all fur. As a token of gratitude, PETA sent the company a box of delicious vegan candy in the shape of a rabbit.
“Pendleton Woolen Mills took an important first step by realizing that animals should not suffer from collars or handcuffs,” says PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. “PETA will now focus on encouraging the company to show compassion for all animals that are tortured for clothing, including delicate sheep.”
Most of the animals used to make fur spend their entire lives in cramped cages, where they frantically pacing up and down, gnawing at the bars of the cage and maiming themselves before being electrocuted, gassed, or poisoned. Those trapped in nature can suffer for several days before trappers arrive to shoot, strangle or trample them to death. In addition, the new coronavirus has been detected in fur farms in more than 10 countries, including the United States, Michigan, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin.
Pendleton Woolen Mills follows in the footsteps of Macy’s, Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Michael Kors and many others without fur. PETA urges all retailers to stop selling materials stolen from animals, including wool – the group and its subsidiaries have published 14 exposures to the global wool industry, which say workers are beating, beating, kicking, maiming and even killing sheep in barns to haircuts.
PETA – whose motto is partly that “animals are not ours” – opposes arrogance, a worldview based on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…