Protesters will also be outside stores to push the company to stop selling wool, leather, alpaca and other animal materials.
For immediate release:
June 7, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Philadelphia “When will URBN respect its consumer values by stopping the sale of animal materials?” This question will be posed by a PETA spokesperson for Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN is the parent company of Urban Outfitters, Free People and Anthropologie) at their virtual annual meeting tomorrow. Later that day, PETA supporters wearing cow, goat, alpaca and sheep masks will blow blood red smoke into the sky outside an Urban Outfitters store near the University of Pennsylvania to explosion it is for the sale of products that are aimed at open-minded and forward-thinking young people, but are contrary to URBN’s stated goals of sustainability and ethics.
When: Tuesday 8 June 12.00 (protest)
Where: 110 S. 36th St. (at the intersection with Sansom Street), Philadelphia
“Just as CVS made the ethical decision not to sell cigarettes, Urban Outfitters can stop selling animal materials and take advantage of what it sees as a truly green and forward-thinking seller,” said PETA executive vice president Tracy. Reiman. “This is a revolution in vegan fashion, and PETA is advising companies to move away from animal fibers or risk being left behind.”
PETA and its affiliates have produced dozens of videos showing workers beating, kicking and maiming delicate sheep for their wool; leave sensitive goats with bloody gaping wounds during operations with mohair and cashmere; burn, electroshock, beat and slaughter cows on the skin; pull out feathers from ducks and geese by a handful of down; and boil the silkworm alive to get silk.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…