Target: Janet Jackson
Goal: Support cruelty-free fashion by ending partnership with luxury fur maker Blackglama.
Janet Jackson, the world-renowned singer and celebrity, is endorsing Blackglama, a luxury fur maker, for the third year in a row. Blackglama sells fur-farmed mink products, ranging from coats and jackets to gloves and other accessories. The fur industry is known for its inherently cruel nature and should be phased out of the fashion world. Ask Janet Jackson to stop promoting the suffering of minks by ending her partnership with Blackglama.
Mink farms typically breed female minks once a year. The surviving young are then killed and skinned when they are about 6 months old. The breeding minks are kept for four to five years, continuously breeding and reproducing. These animals are kept in small inadequate cages in order to cut costs for farmers. This crowding and confinement is stressful for minks, who are naturally solitary creatures. Their distress is shown through self-mutilation and physical deterioration. Although minks have been bred for decades for the fur industry, they still have not been domesticated and suffer greatly in captivity. Slaughter of minks is also inhumane, as most fur farms only care most about preserving the quality of the fur. Fur farmers will employ slaughter methods that keep the pelts intact but cause extreme suffering for the animals. Some slaughter methods include gas chambers, which are not 100 percent lethal, causing animals to regain consciousness in the process of skinning, and electrocution.
The use of fur in fashion is outdated. There is no reason why other living creatures are suffering at the expense of human superficiality. By endorsing Blackglama, Janet Jackson is approving of the fur industry and sending this inhumane message out to her fans. As a well-known celebrity, Janet Jackson has the opportunity to make a difference for the better and take a stand against the slaughter of animals for fur. Sign the petition below to urge Janet Jackson to end her partnership with Blackglama.
Dear Ms. Jackson,
I recently heard about your decision to continue a partnership with Blackglama, a luxury fur company. As you know, Blackglama sells a variety of fur-farmed mink products, ranging from jackets to gloves and accessories. Unfortunately, the fur industry is extremely cruel and inhumane, and I would like to encourage you to support cruelty-free fashion.
Fur farmers typically have one goal in mind: high profits at low costs. In order to achieve this, fur farms cage thousands of minks in small inadequate cages. This causes extreme stress and discomfort for the minks, who are naturally solitary creatures. This overcrowding also causes the rampant spread of diseases and other health concerns. Female minks are bred once a year, and their young are killed and skinned at 6 months old. The breeding minks are then kept for four to five years, continually breeding and reproducing. Not only is this unnatural for minks, it is also inhumane. The slaughter of minks is also inherently cruel, as some slaughter methods are not 100% effective, causing the individual animal to suffer greatly.
Animals should not suffer at the expense of human superficiality. The use of fur in fashion is outdated, and the slaughter of animals should not be publically displayed. As a well-known celebrity, you have the opportunity to make a difference for the better and take a stand against the cruel fur industry. Please cancel your partnership with Blackglama.
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