Simons department stores (www.simsons.ca) have numerous types of animal fur hanging off their clothing racks, including the fur from mink, beavers, coyote, rabbits, foxes and raccoons. They also sell napkin rings wrapped in fur, blankets and cushions made from rabbits, along with fur hats, cuffs, earmuffs and gloves. One more disturbing item Simons sells, are foxtails. These fur tails can be clipped to purses or jeans. Animals lost their lives for a pointless keychain.
Real fur is totally unnecessary when there are so many great faux options available. Simons sells some faux fur, so why not get rid of real fur completely?
If Simons took real fur off their shelves, they would save the lives of thousands of animals each year. To make one fur coat made from raccoons, 27 raccoons must be killed. A mink coat requires 35 ranched mink to be slaughtered.
Over 50 million animals are killed for fur worldwide every year. Approximately 74% of that fur comes from fur farms. In these fur farms, animals spend their entire lives confined to tiny, filthy cages, constantly pacing back and forth from stress and boredom. They exhibit stereotypical stress behaviour such as self-mutilation and cannibalism, demonstrating that intense confinement drives them insane.
Animals raised for fur spend their entire lives in tiny wire cages before they are gassed, electrocuted, poisoned, or strangled. Some of which are skinned alive.
As long as stores like Simons continue to sell fur, the fur industry will thrive, and the senseless killing of fur bearing animals will continue. When consumers speak out, the industry listens. If we put pressure on Simons and express our feelings about their sale of fur, we can make a change. Any shopping at Simons is supporting this bloody industry, so I encourage everyone to stop shopping at Simons until they go fur free. Please help the animals by signing this petition.