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fur

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Petition to Josh Silverman, Etsy

MAKE A FUR-FREE ETSY.COM

Please Join Me in Asking Etsy's New CEO Josh Silverman to Ban The Sale of Fur and ADOPT A FUR-FREE POLICY ON ETSY.COM! Etsy is an online global marketplace focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. I was shocked and deeply saddened to discover the sale of fur on such a beloved website. There is absolutely NOTHING artistic or fashionable about fur. It is horrifyingly cruel and unnecessary. - Each year more than 100 Million animals are killed for fur. Including mink, fox, coyote, sable, raccoon dog, rabbit, chinchilla and more. - 95% percent of fur comes from fur factory farms. To preserve the pelts animals are killed by cruel methods, such as gassing or anal electrocution. Also, the stress from living in tiny wire cages causes serious welfare problems, such as self-mutilation, infected wounds, and cannibalism. - Each year over 5 Million animals are caught in cruel traps. This barbaric equipment includes snares, conibear traps, and steel jaw leghold. Millions of 'non-target animals' are accidentally trapped, including dogs, cats and endangered species. - Fur is not natural but a highly chemical product. Fur trims contain formaldehyde and ethoxylates that can cause allergies, cancer and hormonal imbalance. Due to animal feed and emissions from manure the carbon footprint of fur is 28x higher than polyester. Source: www.furfreeretailer.com/why-fur-free TOGETHER, WITH YOUR SIGNATURE CLICK, WE CAN HELP MAKE ETSY.COM FUR-FREE!!Thank You for your compassion, loving kindness, and wisdom. Please consider sharing on all social media sites, exposure is vital!   Letter to ETSY CEO Josh Silverman Dear Mr. Silverman, My name is Melissa and I am reaching out to you today with love and abundant hope that you will take this moment to read my letter with openness, compassion, and true consideration. Firstly, I must begin by expressing my deepest gratitude for being a part of the Etsy online community. I have been an Etsy seller and shopper for over six years. The level of creative genius on Etsy inspires me daily and I adore connecting with my customers and fellow Etsy sellers, many with whom have spontaneously flowered into beautiful friendships! Recently, while browsing through Etsy's Search for shop supplies I was shocked and extremely saddened to see real fur being sold. I had absolutely assumed that an online global marketplace as friendly, wise, and freshly innovative as Etsy would already have a complete ban on the sale of fur, especially in year 2017. Fur is cruel and unnecessary. Did you know?- Worldwide each year more than 100 million animals are killed on fur farms after short and miserable lives in small wire mesh battery cages, only for fashion. Including mink, coyote, sable, fox, muskrat, rabbit, chinchillas, raccoon dogs and more.source: www.furfreealliance.com- 1 Billion rabbits are killed each year so that their fur can be used in clothing or for lures in fly-fishing or trim on craft items. - 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. - Fur farms harm the environment. One million pounds of feces are produced annually by U.S. mink farms alone. One dangerous component of this waste is nearly 1,000 tons of phosphorus, which pollutes nearby rivers and streams.- Electrocuting fur-bearing animals anally and genitally is an agonizing slaughter method used frequently to limit damage to fur.source: www.peta.org/features/nine-shocking-fur-facts Mr. Silverman, there is Nothing fashionable or artistic in harming another being. Not for any dollar amount. I am certain that countless of Etsy shoppers worldwide would truly love supporting, feel inspired by, and appreciate a kinder fur-free Etsy! As the new CEO of Etsy you have an extraordinary opportunity to help end horrific suffering by implementing a fur ban today. I do not wish to force, guilt, or judge, all I'm asking is for you to be still inside your own heart for a moment and feel what is right. Gain deeper understanding, insight, and make a choice in that truth and space. I hope that with each supportive signature this letter/petition receives on change.org is a clear definitive Yes to adopting a fur-free policy on Etsy.com. I encourage you to learn more about the fur industry by visiting The Fur Free Alliance www.furfreealliance.com and checking out an enormous list of fur-free retailers at www.furfreeretailer.com Thank you kindly for your time and attention. Yours in Compassion,Melissa Slack *In June 2017, Yoox Net-a-Porter announced it was going fur-free.      

Melissa Slack
16,233 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman & CEO, Macy's Inc., Macy's Corporate Communications

MACY’S: Label Leather/Faux-Leather & Fur/Faux-Fur Products as “Not from Dog or Cat"

“Macy’s 2016 Social Responsibility Report” and the Macy’s Inc. website "Social Responsibility" section, at the time of creation of this petition, state nothing about animal welfare!  In this day and age of rapidly growing, global consumer social consciousness, this is unacceptable! As a humane consumer and customer or potential customer of Macy's, I sign this petition as a pledge to boycott either 1) all products sold by Macy's or minimally 2) all leather, faux-leather, fur and faux-fur products sold by Macy's that do not clearly indicate on external product labeling, for products sold both online and in-store, that all materials forming the product ARE NOT SOURCED FROM DOG OR CAT and that the product is thus "DOG AND CAT FREE".  The reason for my boycott is that animals processed through "the dog and cat meat trade" SUFFER EXTREME CRUELTY AND ABUSE, with their skin and fur by-products often sold to manufacturers and passed off to unknowing customers, originating from dog and cat meat-eating counties, such as China, Korea and Vietnam. This trade employs EXTREME ANIMAL CRUELTY, and often involves stolen family pets.  As standard practice, slaughterhouse workers use purposeful torture of dogs and cats, who are highly sentient beings, to tenderize the meat or give it falsely perceived medicinal qualities, selling the skin and fur as by-products of torture.  Dogs and cats are typically abused and tortured, LEGALLY, in the following ways, often through, prolonged or repeat torture sessions consisting of the following ways: Bound alive, with limbs tied together and mouths taped, wired or tied shut to make the torture easy. Blow-torched alive.  Blow-torching does not often kill the dog or cat quickly, and blow-torch sessions can take place over several hours or even days, leaving the animal suffering accumulated burns. Boiled alive.  In a metal pot or cauldron, it can take up to 30 minutes for the dog or cat to die through boiling.  Sometimes animals are boiled, kept alive, beaten, and then boiled alive again. Burned alive.  In fire pits and open ovens, live dogs and cats are speared, held by instruments, such as metal prongs and sticks, and jammed into open fire, where it may take 30 minutes or longer to die. Hung and beaten, or nailed to walls and posts and beaten. Stabbing and sensory organ/genital mutilation.  Dogs and cats are repeatedly stabbed and cut, such as eyes gouged out or genitals cut to cause extreme suffering. Therefore, I sign this petition as a pledge to boycott either 1) all products sold by Macy's or minimally, 2) all leather, faux-leather, fur and faux-fur products sold by Macy's that do not clearly indicate on external product labeling, for products sold both online and in-store, that all materials forming the product ARE NOT SOURCED FROM DOG OR CAT and that the product is "DOG AND CAT FREE".  ~ By Jenny Wilkins, Boycott the Dog & Cat Meat Trade Worldwide

Carrie Kopp of Boycott the Dog & Cat Meat Trade Worldwide
8,022 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to Emmanuelle Alt, Erin Kaplan, Vanity Fair

Stop the use of REAL fur in the fashion industry

Stop the use of REAL fur in the fashion industry. Animals spend their entire lives on fur farms in small wire cages that are not much bigger than their bodies, leading to much stress and depression. They are deprived of food, water, comfort, and other basic needs. Some animals are strangled, electrocuted, bludgeoned, and starved to death. Some are even skinned alive. According to the New York Times, 73 percent of 2015’s 436 fashion shows featured fur (New York, Paris, Milan and London fashion week). The number of fur products in stores grows each year. The most popular designers that use fur include: 1. Alexander Wang2. Balenciaga3. Burberry4. Dior5. Fendi6. Karl Lagerfeld 7. Louis Vuitton8. Valentino9. Prada10. Yves Saint Laurent Top fashion magazines like Vogue have many articles encouraging the use of fur, writing articles like “How to wear mink fur all year round,” and “The Best shaggy coats for the season.” The magazine encourages designers like those listed to continue the production of fur items by including their products throughout the magazine.  Celebrities wearing fur promote and reinforce this cruel practice. Because of the influence these high-profile celebrities have over the media, they keep the animal fur and skin look in fashion.  Some of the most influential celebrities that wear fur include: 1. The Kardashians2. Kanye West 3. Beyonce4. Rihanna5. Lady Gaga6. Jennifer Lopez7. Madonna8. Kate Moss Instead of using their influential status to speak against the fur trade, they promote these brutal practices by continuing to wear fur products. PETA is working to encourage designers to bring this cruel practice to an end. Some designers have already refused to use fur. Some of the most popular fur-free designers include: 1. Armani2. Calvin Klein3. Stella McCartney4. Ralph Lauren5. Tommy Hilfiger There are plenty of cruelty free products that keep you warm so please don’t support this industry. There is NO need to wear animal furs or skins! Sign this petition to notify the editors of Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair magazine about this problem they continually ignore.  Please Share!!! Complete List of cruelty free retailers: Humane Society References: PETA NY Times  

Briana Johnson
32,463 supporters