Harrods: Please stop selling fur!
  • Petitioning His Excellency Sheikh. Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani (Owner)

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Harrods: Please stop selling fur!

    1. Paul Bruce-Joy
    2. Petition by

      Paul Bruce-Joy

      London, United Kingdom

Harrods sells fur, and they are the only UK department store to still sell it. Every one of the hundreds of other department stores in the UK, has a fur free policy. This includes all of Harrods' rivals such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

Harrods is owned by Qatar Holding, a company set up by and operated on behalf of the Qatari Royal Family, which rules the small, but oil rich Gulf Arab state of Qatar. The Chairman of Qatar Holding is also the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar, his cousin is the Emir or King of Qatar.

The last survey at Harrods revealed a wide range of real fur garments on sale and on display throughout the store, and included items made from beaver, chinchilla, red fox, arctic fox, mink, musquash, rabbit, wolf, coyote and squirrel.

The production of fur is illegal in the UK on ethical grounds. The farming of animals for fur was outlawed in 2001, and the leghold trap has been illegal for over 50 years.  Harrods has to therefore import all of their fur from other countries, where fur farms/killing animals in the wild for their fur is legal.

Fur is also very unpopular with the UK public, with opinion polls consistently showing around 90% of the UK population opposed to the use of fur. A ban on the sale of fur in Harrods would be very popular.

On fur factory farms, many thousands of wild animals are forced to spend their whole lives crammed into small wire-mesh cages. These terrible, unnatural conditions inevitably cause suffering and cruelty, including severe physical injuries as well as psychological damage leading to stereotypical behaviour such as endless and pointless pacing and circling of the cages, and harmful behaviour such as cage biting, self mutilation and the killing and cannibalisation of their cage mates.

Animals on fur factory farms are killed by methods such as anal electrocution, gassing, drowning, strangulation and even by being skinned, whilst still fully conscious.

Other animals killed for their fur are trapped in the wild using "leg-hold traps". These steel-jawed devices crush the animals' bones, and they can spend hours or even days in agony, before the trapper returns.  Some will bite off their own limbs in a desperate effort to escape, only to die later from shock, disease or blood loss.

We are asking Harrods to immediately stop selling fur, and to also take out a fur free policy, with immediate effect too.                                                    

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    • Linda Tomasch OLATHE, KS
      • 13 days ago

      Fur belongs to the animal!!! They have the RIGHT to wear it!..we DONT have the right to KILL for it!

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    • Majbritt Engbo Christiansen HJøRRING, DENMARK
      • 23 days ago

      Because I find animal abuse including the massive violence towards animals because of their fur simply the most appalling thing in the whole world!!!! And I believe that the guilty people should have the exact same treatment, which they are giving the animals!!!!

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    • Shivani Jain INDIA
      • 23 days ago

      Fur is a God gift to animals. And if humans are not born with them that means God knows we don't need it. Stop the insane killings. Ban Fur Products.

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    • chitra pillai MANALAPAN, NJ
      • about 1 month ago

      I feel for the animal's pain and despise cruelty of any kind.

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    • Rosa Borisova T.M.R., CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because it is wrong, criminal,disgusting and PURE EVIL! No descent human being can be proud creating,promoting and supporting so much hat rite, greed and EVIL. Shame on any one disregarding the animals's rights to live, have dignity, freedom, be respected and protected! Enough is enough. People have many choices but the animals have none! Please STOP selling bloody fur. We can live without it but the animals can't!

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