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Ask Harvey Nichols to become a fur-free retailer.

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Harvey Nichols has gone back on its 2004 promise to not sell fur from fur farms or trapped animals.

Harvey Nichols says it requires any brand it sells in its stores to adhere to the fur trade’s ‘Origin Assured’ scheme. This is a smokescreen.

Origin Assured’s website describes membership of the scheme: 'It is an assurance that the fur carrying the label comes from a country where welfare regulations or standards governing fur production are in force.'

Virtually all countries claim they have ‘welfare regulations or standards’ and that they are ‘in force’. This does not mean the regulations/standards are any good or that they are enforced. It is meaningless.

Recent undercover investigations show appalling conditions found in fur farms in ‘Origin Assured’ countries.

There is no such thing as ‘humane’ fur. Even standard conditions in fur farms cause serious animal welfare problems. That is why some countries, including the UK have banned fur farming.

Animals on fur farms are kept in tiny, barren wire cages and are killed by gassing or electrocution.

The concept that fur can be ethical or humane is a marketing ploy, hiding the truth about the life and death of the tens of millions of animals used in the fur industry each year. Fur production is inherently cruel.

Please sign our petition, asking Harvey Nichols to stop selling fur and join the Fur-Free Retailers programme.

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