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BCBG Must Ditch Fur!

BCBG Must Ditch Fur!

In 2008, Max Azria became the latest fashion designer to make the fur-free pledge, when he announced that luxury fashion brand BCBG Max Azria Group would go fur-free as of the Spring 2009 collection. The decision affected the portfolio of 15 brands, including BCBG Max Azria, Max Azria, and Hervé Léger by Max Azria. In doing so, he joined many in the fashion industry going fur-free including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood.

2011 Holiday Line Has Fur

Now BCBG has reneged on it pledge, and the 2011 holiday line has fur. How disappointing that BCBG is moving in the wrong direction and has gone back on their word. Millions of animals a year suffer and die in an unnecessary industry and BCBG is contributing to the misery of fur-bearing animals.

BCBG lags behind other fashion industry leaders that have ditched fur, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and many others. Not only has a long list of celebrities, including Eva Mendes and Lady Gaga, sworn off fur, but first ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy also recently announced that they are fur-free.

Institutionalized Torture For Animals

Fur farming is nothing more than institutionalized torture, depriving these animals from their behavioral and physiological needs

Thirty-one million animals are killed on fur ranches each year. About twenty-six million are mink and 4.5 million are fox. In addition, 250,000 chinchillas, 150,000 sable, 100,000 fitch, 100,000 raccoon dogs (a separate species from the American raccoon), and a small number of lynx, bobcat, and nutria are fur farmed and killed.

From Mercy For Animals:

Animals on fur farms are not able to engage in their natural behavior. These animals are treated like machines and commodities rather than living creatures with emotions. The suffering and death stems for the simple purpose of creating a luxury garment that serves no practical purpose. It is unclear of how fur wearers can love and cherish one canine, such as their companion dog, while supporting the torture and death of another canine, the fox.

It is of course possible for high-end clothing lines to create fashionable clothing without causing animals to suffer and die horrible deaths.

Take Action Now!

Please click here to sign our petition asking Max Azria to keep his 2008 promise and permanently remove fur from his collections.

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3:57PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

6:28AM PST on Dec 19, 2011

signed already but thanks for sharing :)

4:49AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

People have allways liked to kick on the weakest, animals or humans, and if they can get money out of it, it is perfect! The stupid idiots that buy fur are even more cruel because if they don't buy it, there will not be any buissnes for the furindustri. Kep you warm with all the other stuff not made from any animals at all and you can sleep with good consiousness and make the world a little better place to live in. No one have the right to kill any of Gods creatures for the sake of money or the fun of it.

8:14AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

What kind of people can work on those farms? Just the thought of looking at animal abuse everyday makes me sick! Close those horrible places!

11:05AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

There's a new Facebook page called One Million People Who Think Fur Is Not Fashion, dedicated to bringing together one million Facebook users who are telling the fashion industry to stop killing innocent animals for their fur. If you haven’t already, join it and share it with your friends! The more people who join – the more animals we can save!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Million-People-Who-Think-Fur-Is-Not-Fashion/166142223483553?sk=wall

7:11AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Buying ANYTHING with fur is supporting animal cruelty. Humans are so selfish and callous.

4:33AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

its a creul world, we dont think, our ignorance is no excuse, we are all culpible sadly, now we are aware perhaps we can make amends

10:11PM PST on Dec 2, 2011

People who wear fur and leather are obviously have not been properly educated or just have no heart. There are so many nice items of clothing using fake fur and leather, you seriously wouldn't know the difference.

12:41AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:43PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

Anyone who wears fur should be skinned alive, just like the animal they are wearing. Even leather is disgusting. Even wool is terrible. Most of it comes from Australia, where they use a horrible method called mulesing to attempt the prevention of some kind of larvae or something. Seriously, look it up. They slice chunks of skin from their rear ends with no anesthetic. It's so horrific! Any animal used for anything is usually abused. They are nothing more than money makers to those people, they don't see them as living beings who feel fear and pain. Do yourself and animals a favor and live a vegan lifestyle!

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