US: ‘”Grim Reapers” descend on Stein Mart H.Q. to protest fur sales’

Posted on October 31, 2012

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Yesterday (30th October), PETA (People for the Ethical Teatment of Animals) issued a media release which they also posted on their web-site titled ‘”Grim Reapers” descend on Stein Mart H.Q. to protest fur sales’ and subtitled ‘PETA tackles company’s use of rabbit skins in Halloween protest’.

‘… Jacksonville, Fla. — Holding signs that read, “Stein Mart: Fur Is Dead,” and wearing Grim Reaper costumes, several PETA members will gather outside Stein Mart’s Jacksonville headquarters on Tuesday as part of a protest against the department store’s continued sales of clothing made with rabbit fur. Other PETA members will hand out leaflets explaining why buying and wearing any fur supports one of the most ghoulish industries on the planet.

When:   Tuesday, October 30, 11 a.m.

Where:  Stein Mart headquarters, 1200 Riverplace Blvd. (near the intersection with Main Street S.), Jacksonville

“When it comes to terror and death, the Grim Reaper could take lessons from Stein Mart,” says PETA Associate Director Lindsay Rajt. “To satisfy the whims of fashion, Stein Mart is sentencing countless rabbits—who are among the gentlest animals on Earth—to a horrific life and a violent death.”

As shown in Eva Mendes’ video exposé of the fur industry, rabbits on fur farms are pulled out of cages by their ears and stunned with electrical devices. The animals watch as other rabbits have their throats cut and their heads and paws cut off with knives before the skin is peeled off their bodies. PETA sent Mendes’ video to Stein Mart executives, and many members of the public have used PETA’s website to urge the company to stop selling fur, but so far, these appeals have been ignored.

Dozens of top fashion retailers—including Caché, Mango, Polo Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, and Gap—are 100 percent fur-free.

For more information, please visit PETA.org …’

Read the item at www.peta.org/mediacenter/news-releases/-Grim-Reapers–Descend-on-Stein-Mart-HQ-to-Protest-Fur-Sales.aspx

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