Target: BCBG Max Azria CEO, Max Azria
Goal: Stop selling products made out of angora and fur.
Fashion retailer BCBG Max Azria continues to sell products made out of angora and fur despite the incredible cruelty involved in these industries. Angora wool is obtained from rabbits who have been bread to produce too much fur. Shocking footage by PETA allegedly shows workers in angora wool farms in China — where 90 percent of the world’s angora comes from — tying rabbits down and brutally tearing their fur out, leaving the animals bald, raw and bleeding. The rabbits were reportedly heard screaming in pain and fear while others crammed into filthy wire cages awaited their turn. When rabbits no longer produce enough angora to remain profitable, they are slaughtered.
BCBG also sells fur from raccoon dogs, as well as from foxes, mink, chinchillas and other fur-bearing animals. These creatures are raised in confinement in dirty, cramped conditions and are killed using brutal methods including being bludgeoned and anally electrocuted. Undercover footage allegedly shows animals slammed to the ground, beaten and skinned alive. Thirty-one million innocent animals are tortured and killed by this industry each year, just so that BCBG and other fashion-backward brands can use their fur to make coats, vests and scarves.
Numerous brands have already banned fur and angora from their product lines, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and H&M. Despite knowing full well the horrors of the angora and fur trade, BCBG Max Azria continues to participate in this despicable cruelty by refusing to remove these materials from its collections.
Consumers have no need for angora or fur garments, especially considering the number of alternatives now available. Sign this petition urging BCBG Max Azria to stop funding these cruel industries by dropping angora and fur.
Dear Mr. Azria,
It is now widely known how much suffering goes into the production of fur, yet your company continues to sell vests, scarves and other items made from it. The raccoon dogs, foxes, mink, chinchillas and other fur-bearing animals used in this vile trade suffer unimaginable cruelty. They are confined to dirty cages their whole lives and are then brutally killed by being bludgeoned and anally electrocuted. Footage from fur farms shows allegedly animals slammed to the ground, beaten and skinned alive.
BCBG also sells angora fur, obtained using equally horrific methods. Rabbits are tied down and have their fur brutally torn out, leaving their tiny bald bodies raw and bleeding. Footage reportedly shows rabbits screaming in pain while rows of their confined cage-mates await their turn.
Numerous brands have already banned fur and angora from their product lines, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and H&M, yet your company still refuses to do so. By selling items made from these materials, BCBG Max Azria actively participates in the torture and slaughter of countless innocent animals.
With alternatives widely available, consumers have no need for fur and angora garments. I urge you to do what’s right by animals and stop using angora and fur.
[Your Name Here]
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