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The fur industry is one wrought with cruelty. Every year, thousands of innocent animals are bred and slaughtered -- usually inhumanely -- for the production of luxury items. While our cave-dwelling ancestors may have been limited in their textile options, this is no longer the case; fur is not a necessity but a barbaric indulgence. This year, the Neiman Marcus fall catalog not only featured fur and leather items, but promoted dead-animal materials themselves with phrases such as, "Fur, fur, and more fur! It's a must for your fall wardrobe." The animal-based items in the catalog ranged from the usual high-end offenders like python and lambskin, to disturbing exotics such as a Valentino purse made of antelope and a vest made of coyote fur. With so many attractive, animal-free alternatives on the modern market, to promote such items encourages the perpetuation of unnecessary killing and cruelty. Please sign this petition to be sent in a letter to the President of Specialty Retail at Neiman Marcus to let him know that fashion without compassion is not chic; until Neiman Marcus stops the promotion and sale of fur, we will not support their stores and products.

Letter to
President, Neiman Marcus Jim Gold
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Jim Gold, President, Neiman Marcus Group.

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Stop Neiman Marcus' fur sales and promotion.

The fur industry is one wrought with cruelty. Every year, thousands of innocent animals are bred and slaughtered -- usually inhumanely -- for the production of luxury items. While our cave-dwelling ancestors may have been limited in their textile options, this is no longer the case; fur is not a necessity but a barbaric indulgence. This year, the Neiman Marcus fall catalog not only featured fur and leather items, but promoted dead-animal materials themselves with phrases such as, "Fur, fur, and more fur! It's a must for your fall wardrobe." The animal-based items in the catalog ranged from the usual high-end offenders like python and lambskin, to disturbing exotics such as a Valentino purse made of antelope and a vest made of coyote fur. With so many attractive, animal-free alternatives on the modern market, to promote such items encourages the perpetuation of unnecessary killing and cruelty. Please sign this letter to the President of Specialty Retail at Neiman Marcus to let him know that fashion without compassion is not chic; until Neiman Marcus stops the promotion and sale of fur, we will not support their stores and products.
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Sincerely,