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Eighty-five percent of the fur industry's skins come from animals who were captive on fur factory farms, where they are crammed into severely crowded, filthy wire cages and later skinned alive.

There are no penalties for people who abuse animals on fur farms in China, which is the world's largest fur exporter, supplying more than half of the finished garments in the United States.

In China, more than 2 million cats and hundreds of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and often skinned alive for their fur.

One-third of all fur sold in the U.S. comes from animals killed in steel-jaw traps, which are legal in 43 states. These traps slam shut on an animal's limb, which causes excruciating pain and leaves the animal stuck and starving, sometimes for days. The conibear trap crushes an animal's neck by applying 90 pounds of pressure per square inch, leaving the animal to suffer for another three to eight minutes while he or she slowly suffocates.

We the undersigned believe that killing animals for fur is morally inexcusable. We therefore call upon them to stop selling fur garments immediately. 

 

Letter to
This petition will be sent to all major department stores ALL MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES
Greetings,

I understand that your stores are selling many fur or fur-trimmed items, made with real fur. We are sure that if you knew what goes on behind the scenes in the fur industry, you would not want these cruel products to be a part of your collection.
In China, more than 2 million cats and hundreds of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and skinned alive for their fur. Eighty-five percent of the fur industry's skins come from animals who were captive on fur factory farms.
One-third of all fur sold in the U.S. comes from animals killed in steel-jaw traps. These traps slam shut on an animal's limb, which causes excruciating pain and leaves the animal stuck and starving, sometimes for days. Trapped animals often chew off their own limbs in their attempts to escape. The conibear trap crushes an animal's neck by applying 90 pounds of pressure per square inch, leaving the animal to suffer for another three to eight minutes while he or she slowly suffocates.
People assume that a scrap of fur on the collar is fake and I assure you that many would be appalled to learn that it is real. I trust that you cannot, in good conscience, support this unnecessary torture inflicted upon millions of animals each year.
I hope you will decide to eliminate all fur from your stores after considering this information. Thank you for your time and attention,

Sincerely,