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Clothing Chain Stops Selling Animal Fur

Clothing Chain Stops Selling Animal Fur

The clothing retail chain Papaya has decided to stop selling clothing containing animal fur.  It appears pressure from PETA in the form of videos sent to the company showing the horrific violence perpetrated against animals used for fur, caused the company to reverse their practice of selling animal fur. They also reportedly have implemented a fur-free policy for their 90 stores.

Twenty-two of their stores are in California, with most of those in the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas, but some are also in the Bay Area. (They sell moderately priced clothing.) PETA senior vice president Dan Mathews said, “Papaya saves its customers from becoming fashion victims, and now the company’s anti-fur policy extends the same courtesy to animals.” (Source: Papaya will sell the few remaining items in its inventory that contain fur, but will not order new ones.

One of the PETA videos that contributed to the change is called Fashion Victims. (Warning: It might not be something you want to view unless you are emotionally ready for it.) Some other clothing companies with fur-free policies are Ann Bower, Calvin Klein, REI, Ralph Lauren, J. Crew and Ann Taylor. For more compassionate clothing retailers, view the Humane Society’s list of fur-free retailers.

Critics of PETA say their tactics are too obnoxious or aggressive, but in this case neither is true, and the results are undeniably positive.

Image Credit:  Mwanner

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9:27AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012


12:58AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Excellent news on such a sad day!

10:13PM PDT on Sep 11, 2012


5:22AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Wonderful news!!! Now let's hope others will have a heart and follow their good example. Thanks to the fur-free retailers and a big thanks to PETA!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!

12:05PM PDT on Mar 30, 2012

One down and how many to go?

7:03PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Awesome, good news for a change!!

9:05AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Great news!
I hope more companies follow this example.

9:48AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

thanks be,great news.

12:16PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Good news but i thought fur was banned long time ago.

1:55PM PDT on May 2, 2011

Great news, thanks.

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