Target: Please go fur free!
  • Petitioned Gregg Steinhafel

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Target CEO
Gregg Steinhafel
Target

Target: Please go fur free!

    1. Lisa Goetz
    2. Petition by

      Lisa Goetz

      Torrance, CA

In response to recent inquiries, Target representatives have stated:

“Target doesn’t have a ‘no fur’ policy. We do carry some items during the year that may contain fur in the material.”

Compassionate shoppers have responded by calling, writing and e-mailing Target, and starting a Care2 petition which has gained over 500 signatures in less than three weeks.

Although many of those who are speaking out are regular Target shoppers, their immediate and determined response is no surprise. Animals used for fur are subjected to unimaginable cruelty, including extreme confinement, overcrowding, drowning, strangulation, electrocution, and even being skinned alive. That is why so many animal lovers are committed to boycotting stores that sell any type of fur or fur trim, and why we are encouraging Target to adopt a fur-free policy.

We also strongly urge Target to implement stricter labeling policies in items containing animal skins, hair, and feathers. The content of some items such as clothing, accessories and cosmetic brushes have been inaccurately labeled, or not labeled at all, either on packaging or Target.com. This has resulted in customers avoiding products altogether, or returning them after realizing they were not synthetic.

Target currently offers a wide variety of animal-friendly products, and has been a great resource for clothing, shoes, cruelty-free cosmetics and household products, and vegan and vegetarian groceries. Target.com even offers an impressive selection of vegan cookbooks! Target was also quick to remove “Planet Frog” from their shelves, after PETA presented them with evidence that the miniature frog aquarium was bad for frogs and hazardous to children’s health.

We hope that Target will once again consider animals and the customers who love them, and make the decision to go fur free!

To:
Gregg Steinhafel, Target CEO
Target
Please go fur free!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
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    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia Meek POWDERLY, TX
      • 8 months ago

      ONly reason not too many !!!!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

      -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

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    • Laurice Bray FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
      • 10 months ago

      I am vegan & thus opposed to all animal use for food, fashion, entertainment, or experimentation.

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    • Claudia Fernandez DELANO, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Animals are important. People don't think they have feelings, but many times they show more compassion than human beings. I was not aware that Target carried fur items and so it was one of my favorite stores to shop. Therefore, I will stop buying merchandise in the stores as long as nothing has changed. Also, I will tell my friends and close relatives about the situation. I believe in stores that make changes and hopefully Target does it too.

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      yes

      i sign !!!!!

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