Target: Century 21
Goal: Prevent animal cruelty by banning the sale of raccoon dog fur products.
Recently, undercover investigators revealed that clothing being sold in Century 21 stores in New York City have been mislabeled as faux fur. Coats, jackets, and sweaters with fur pieces and trimmings were found to be made with raccoon dog fur. The raccoon dog fur industry is extremely cruel and inhumane. Demand that Century 21 stores stop selling raccoon dog fur products.
Raccoon dogs, also known as Asiatic raccoons, are farmed in China for their fur and sold to hundreds of manufacturers. This particular fur industry is one of the cruelest, as the animals are brutally abused and tortured. They are kept in confined and unhygienic conditions where diseases run rampant. Video footage recorded by activists shows these helpless creatures being knocked to the ground and skinned alive. The animals are then tossed into a pile with others and left to die a slow and painful death.
This kind of cruelty is unthinkable and it should not be endorsed. By selling raccoon dog fur products, Century 21 is contributing to the continued cruelty of raccoon dogs. In addition, Century 21 is misleading customers into thinking they are buying cruelty-free products when they are actually not. Consumers deserve to know what they are buying, especially if they are making a conscious effort to not support the fur industry.
The raccoon dog fur industry is inherently cruel and unethical. No creature should be subjected to that kind of torture, pain, and low quality of living. It is unconscionable that Century 21 would support this inhumane industry by selling its products. Sign the petition below to demand that Century 21 stores stop selling raccoon dog fur products.
Dear Century 21,
I was disheartened to learn that your store is selling fur products, specifically, products made with raccoon dog fur. Many of your items are mislabeled as faux fur, but they in fact contain real raccoon dog fur. The raccoon dog fur industry is one of the cruelest in the world and needs to be shut down. I would like to encourage you to ban the imports and sales of raccoon dog fur products.
As you may or may not know, raccoon dogs are farmed in China for their fur. The animals on these fur farms are kept in the worst conditions, as characterized by confined spaces and unhygienic living standards. They are also brutally abused and tortured regularly. Video footage shows helpless raccoon dogs being knocked to the ground and skinned alive. These animals are then tossed into a pile with other skinned animals and left to die a slow and painful death. This type of torture is unconscionable and I am angered that your company would endorse it. No creature should be subjected to that kind of abuse.
By selling raccoon dog fur products, Century 21 is directly contributing to the continued cruelty of raccoon dogs. Please stop supporting this inhumane industry and ban the sale of all raccoon dog products from your stores.
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