Rayfish Shoes: Don't Kill Stingrays For Shoes!
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Rayfish Shoes: Don't Kill Stingrays For Shoes!

    1. Robin Merritt
    2. Petition by

      Robin Merritt

      Edwardsville, IL

I love shoes. I mean who doesn't? However, I like the compassionate type of shoe... You know the one that doesn't involve dead animals.

Rayfish Shoes is claiming to raise genetically engineered Stingrays and then killing them for their skin for so called fashion. They are using DNA from other species to change the skin pattern and tones of the Stingrays. The company says that they are raising the rays humanely. However, there is nothing humane about genetically altering a living creature and killing them for their skin to put on shoes. Also, the living conditions for these creatures are more than likely the same as animals on fur farms. Cramped, dirty, and barely any room to move around.

Source: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/06/01/new-company-rayfish-farms-stingrays-to-skin-for-shoes/

Is this real or some weird gimmick? People do make leather from stingrays, so I'm not 100% sure, but if it's true we need to stop this.

Stingrays can suffer and feel pain when kept in captivity and slaughtered for tacky luxury shoes. Please sign if you agree that this company, Rayfish sales, should find an ethical, creative, cruelty-free way to make shoes!

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Rayfish PR responds:

      Rayfish PR

      Over the last few days, Rayfish Footwear has received hundreds of comments about our product – some excited, some upset. I would like to take this opportunity to address some common misconceptions about our company and the way we produce ...


    3. Decision-maker Rayfish Sales responds:

      Rayfish Sales

      Over the last few days, Rayfish Footwear has received hundreds of comments about our product. I would like to take this opportunity to address some common misconceptions about our company and the way we produce our stingrays.

      It seems...


    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Hoax?

      Robin Merritt
      Petition Organizer

      There has been some articles that say this is not real. I would really like to get to the bottom of this. Lets see if we can get a response from RayFish Footwear! Keep signing and sharing!

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jenny O'Conner BANGKOK, THAILAND
      • about 2 years ago

      All stingrays should be free! We released these beautiful animals into the ocean, where they will live normal, happy lives. Rayfish Footwear, you will never again kill an innocent animal for your hideous shoes!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVCE5mAU5E0&feature=g-upl

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    • Kendralyn Shannon ALBANY, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      This is just sick. what is so wrong with regular non death shoes???? This is the most sick "fashion" I have ever heard of. Each and every person who wears, buys or even likes this idea and the people behind it are SICK! and need medical help.

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    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • over 2 years ago

      Please ! don't kill stingrays for shoes, It most cruelty and inhumane. Their life is nature. and life giving to the ocean. give them freedom and happy life.

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    • J. Dröge VAASSEN, NETHERLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      There are a lot of other materials to use then skins of annimals. So...grow up and take your responsabillity's .

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    • Louise Laukhuff EPHRATA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Creating a living thing just to kill it is immoral and criminal in intent. I sure as hell won't buy one of these shoes.

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