More than a decade of determined campaign by PETA and grassroots activists has paid off: says Sachs Fifth Avenue. while to their notorious “fur salons”! The department store will no longer sell rabbit jackets, mink coats, fox down jackets and furs. any by the end of fiscal year 2022.
Sachs’ decision followed a prolonged siege by grassroots activists and the Coalition to End the Fur Trade, which included protests and disruptions inside and outside Sachs locations, emails from over 100,000 PETA supporters, countless calls to Sachs management, and pressure on the store’s social network. Media, as well as online and personal protests during PETA’s Recent Canadian Geese Action Week… (Saks was a seller for a Canada Goose coat with fur trim and down filling.)
New York activist Rachel Levy Eismont fights Sakas at their flagship site in Manhattan. As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has eloquently put it, May Saks fur stores are resting in PCbecause they will not be missed by today’s buyers, who no longer find it acceptable to wrap themselves in a stolen abused animal skin. “
Animals trapped in their natural homes because of their fur – for example, coyotes who are killed for the fur used to trim Canada Goose jackets – can suffer from broken legs and bleeding wounds for days. Some even tried gnaw off their own legs in an attempt to return to their cubs. Those who do not run away are beaten or shot by hunters. On fur farms animals beat, beat, electrocuted, and even ripped off their skin alive…
Saks has joined a long list of retailers who have made the socially conscious choice to ban fur, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, TJX, Prada, Gucci, Coach, Calvin Klein, Topshop, Burberry, Michael Kors, Versace, Furla, BCBG, Diane von Furstenberg, INTERMIX … , Gap Inc., H&M, Zara, Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood and The Kooples.
This victory brings us one step closer to completely abandoning fur in the fashion industry. Now let’s convince the few remaining opponents to do the right thing!
Call on the remaining companies to ban fur