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bebe Stops Buying Fur but Keeps Selling It

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Posted November 13, 2007 by Marta Holmberg

We’re happy to announce that after more than a year of education and negotiation with PETA (and e-mails from many of you), bebe has stopped buying fur! It’s definitely a step in the right direction, since no more animals will be killed for their fur for bebe’s clothing, but by continuing to sell items made of fur, bebe is sending its shoppers the message that it’s okay to wear an animal’s fur. Rabbits killed for their fur sometimes have their necks broken or have their skulls smashed before being strung up by their legs to slit their throats. Gruesome, isn’t it?

Clothing retailers J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Wet Seal (who also happen to be some of bebe’s top competitors) all pulled fur from their shelves upon pledging to go fur-free, but bebe is still selling fur.

Please don’t shop at bebe this holiday season. Let’s send the company a message that while it’s great that they’ve pledged to go fur-free, we will only spend our hard-earned dollars at companies that are completely fur-free.

Itchin’ to help more animals killed for their fur? Write the CEO of Burberry, Angela Ahrendts, urging her to remove fur from Burberry’s collections permanently.

Oh, and if you haven’t yet, be sure to order your “I’m an asshole; I wear fur stickers.” ‘Nuff said.

Thanks so much for sticking up for those without a voice—we appreciate it a lot, but the animals appreciate it even more.

? Marta

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  • cd

    2647 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t find any updates, have they stopped selling fur now?

  • 2735 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    no to fur!
    fur is dead!
    fuck burberry!
    fuck bebe!
    stop violence!
    go vegan!

  • 2745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hi !
    pleaseee !!! stop using fur !!!!!!!
    that`s a terrible crime killing innocent animal just to get their fur to get people`s clothing…
    that`s ridiculous! there are so many fabrics, material instead of real fur… poor animal !!!
    stop, please ! i never bought or will buy any clothes from bebe or other company made by fur!

  • 2753 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i never buy their stuff, but i don’t really want anyone else buying it, either…

  • 2765 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so appalled by this news. I am an avid shopper at Bebe.I am there several times a month and cannot believe that I myself did not notice rabbit fur being sold. As much as I love Bebe if they do not pull these fur items off the shelf, I will be forced to discontinue shopping there.

  • 2767 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This needs to stop! I am an avid shopper at Bebe and I am sooo disappointed that I did not pick up on this fact on my own. I shop at Bebe several times a month. Please refrain from selling this merchandise or I too will be forced to stop shopping at your store.

  • 2767 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am disgusted and sooo disappointed to have this fact pointed out to me. I shop at Bebe several times a month and cannot believe I have not picked up on this horrific sight myself. Please oh please refrain from selling this type of merchandise from your store or I too will be forced to stop shopping there.

  • 2779 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will never shop at any store selling fur! It’s so cruel why can’t they just donate all the fur instead of promoting it. After all they said they were going ‘fur free’!
    Those hypocrites, lets just hope they can stop selling fur ASAP.

  • 2780 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    my family went christmas shopping and everybody wanted to go to bebe but i refused to go in there. they tried to make me go in for 5 minutes but i wouldn’t so they left me outside, haha.

  • 2782 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I won’t shop at bebe until they stop selling fur!!

  • 2785 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is disgraceful, i will no longer shop at bebe

  • 2785 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is wack!
    Ripping apart animals for their fur is not only cruel, but discusting!!!!!!!!
    How would you like it if we skinned and sold you!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • 2789 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i find it shameful for them to have said they were going to pull fhe fur and then just decide to keep it. i would never buy clothes or anything else from there ever. they are hypocrites and it sucks for them and their business that the world can see it.

  • 2791 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i will not be buying bebe [aka bunny butchers] anymore.

  • 2799 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I cant beleive they are ok with selling fur. Its not ok to kill animals. I will not be shopping at bebe now that i know this! thanks peta!

  • 2800 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i show no interest in shopping at places or stores that support killing poor innocent animals. animals are my frineds and they do NOT deserve to be treated like that.

  • 2801 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bebe use to be one of my favorite stores until I found out that they STILL kill innocent bunnies for no reason. I do not see why anyone would ever want to buy bunny skin. I just makes me sick. I will never shop at bebe again until they pledge to never sell fur again.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I never buy clothes from stores selling fur. No matter what else they sell.

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    even though bebe is a store with nice clothes(and expensive price tags), i will not shop there, even when they do stop using fur because when one person is mean to aniamls, well then it is time to get revenge!

  • 2802 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats pretty ridiculous.
    im really happy to hear that they went fur free though.
    the message their sending by not pulling fur from the shelves is just not right.
    just as a side note
    i really dont know how people can wear fur knowing what the animals have to go through.

  • 2803 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP KILLING RABBITS!!!! No more shopping at Bebe for me.

  • 2804 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve been to Bebe a few times, but I’ve never bought a product from there because of the animal fur you use. Maybe if you stopped this animal cruelty, I will buy something next time. So please stop!

  • 2805 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    *Wow… truly sad and dissapointed about what they’re doing, but I will not be shopping @ Bebe anymore.*

  • 2805 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i think your cloths are very cute, however i will not shop at ANY Bebe stores until you stop the use of ALL animal fur! Including rabbit.

  • 2805 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will not but anything from BEBE, fur or not, until they stop selling fur! I will also make it known to friends and family not to shop there as long as they sell fur!

  • 2806 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m very disappointed. I’ve bought quite a few things from your store, but i didn’t know you still sell fur. it’s simply cruel and i won’t buy anything from your store until you stop murdering innocent animals.

  • 2806 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will NEVER shop at Bebe,
    STOP SELLING ANIMAL FUR!!

  • 2806 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I can’t believe they are still selling fur when they obviously know its wrong to take the lives of innocent animals just to steel their beauty! Its not okay to act like its fine if you wear animals. I will not buy anything from them as long as they sell fur and I will inform others of what they are selling as well.

  • 2807 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    would you skin a human just cause it looked good on your clothing? skinning an animal is no diffrent. STOP TAKING THEIR FUR!!!!!

  • 2809 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I really,really love your stores but,now i really,really hate your stores so until you dont have any more fur,i will not buy from you!!!!!!!
    I hate you!!!!!!!

  • 2809 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m glad they’ve decided to go fur-free, but in my eyes it doesn’t really count unless they stop the use of ALL fur. Until they stop using rabbits fur I will tell everyone I know to stop shopping there.
    Honestly, if that were your rabbit, would you like someone to take him/her from your home and do all those horrific things to him/her? I don’t think so, you’d love that animal and would want to protect it. So what’s the difference here? It’s not yours? Who cares. It’s still an animal getting tourchered for fashion. Rediculous.

  • 2809 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that is the most gross thing ever!!!Why would someone even fucking do that!!Let’s do it to him see how much that morron likes it!!!!!!

  • 2809 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Cut the Vanity, BeBe! There is no reason to kill innocent animals in order to satisfy your superficial costumers. If fake fur is just as real looking, why not use that? It is the friendly way to continue your fashion ideals, without the suffering of animals. Have you yet to realize you’re wearing the skin (skin!) of animals? Obviously not.

  • liz

    2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is disgusting. how can these people live with themselves?

  • 2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think it’s very terrible people are still using fur, considering there is now faux fur. Which by the way looks uber cute.
    Animals should not be killed so we can look like idiots walking around with fur on us..
    I WILL NOT SHOP AT BEBE UNTIL THE FUR IS GONE!!
    Rosie Romance

  • 2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP SELLING FUR!!!

  • me

    2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i will not shop at bebe either until they stop.

  • 2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The selling of fur clothing is absolutely disgusting and completely unnecessary in my book. I refuse to shop at your stores and I will ask my friends to stop shopping there, as well, until you remove fur from your shelves. Please stop selling fur. Think about the animals..

  • 2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im not ever going to shop BEBE until they stop selling fur.
    its disgusting.
    its like you are wearing someone’s skin.

  • 2811 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yea my friend told me there was a patition to sign so i figured what the hell i’ve never pationed anything and it is what our country was founded on so why not. oh yea DON’T SELL FUR!!!!!

  • 2812 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP IT!!!

  • 2812 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s absolutely disgusting. I would never support a store in any way knowing that the manufacturers are distributors and supporters of such cruelty.

  • 2813 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have been a model for a while and I will never model for companies that sell fur. It is such a horrible thing that BeBe and many other companies are doing! I have never bought and never will buy fur!!!

  • 2813 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bebe is the only place I used to shop, until I bought a jacket online, that did not state that it had Rabbit Fur in it. I wrote them an e-mail very upset and they never got back to me. Now I have this 200 dollar jacket and I can not return it because I misplaced the receipt. I am so angry and I will NOT be shopping there again, until they are 100% FUR FREE!!!!!!!!
    AND I LIKE TO SHOP A LOT!!!!! THEY ARE LOSING A VERY GOOD CUSTOMER. OH WELL. I WILL SHOP SOME WHERE ELSE THAT IS FUR FREE

  • 2813 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Just because the only way you think you make your clothes look nice is by using fur you are so wrong….Use your own skin and hair see if you’d like that. Then you could leave those poor little harmless animals alone……..

  • 2813 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am 12 years old! I want bunnies to be free!
    Screw you BeBe!!!

  • 2813 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow… This is really messed up.

  • 2814 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Fur is unethical and we should know that. Animals should have equal rights too we can’t just repress life in such a cruel way.

  • 2814 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love the clothes at BeBe but not at the price of an innocent animal. I only wear 100% fur free!!!!!! By BeBe…

  • 2814 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    they should stop! arent they thinking about the poor little bunnies and their families?!

  • 2814 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love Bebe but there is no way I will go there until they make there shelves 100% Fur free!

  • 2814 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There is no need to use poor innocent animals fur. There are alot of different materials that can be used instead of animal fur. Until Bebe can stop the selling of fur, i will no longer be part of it, and neither will my friends!

  • 2815 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will not shop at Bebe until they go completely fur-free!

  • 2815 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bleh the fact is is that their still telling people that wearing fur is “cool”.
    I will never shop their until they completley say no to fur.

  • 2815 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have bought many items of clothing from BEBE in the past,and would have NEVER if I would have known about this. They should be ashamed and as some one else has mentioned previously, they need to made into coats them selves. What a dispicable practice.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    any establishment or individual that takes away the natural rights of living creatures deserves nothing but to be made into coats like the animals they torture and murder.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bebe needs to be ashamed of themselves. I will not be buying anymore of their clothing. Once I found out what their were doing I immediately stopped buying their products. Anyone who condones or wears FUR is a FUR hag and doesn’t feel comfortable in their own skin.
    Those babies miss their mother is she sewned on your jacket?
    PS. if you have fur jackets and choose to get rid of them call the United Humane Society they will take those furs and give them to baby animals whose parents have been victim o the fur trade.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    they have totally lost my respect until they change their attitude

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I Wont buy anything frome Bebe and I’m telling my friends. And, I’m sure, they will tell their friends.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am glad that bebe is taking a step in the right direction, but if they are selling fur then they are still taking part in the killing of animals and i refuse to be a part of that.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s good, other stores should go fur-free as well.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is such a mixed situation. While I am please to hear they have pledged to discontinue purchasing fur, it is disappointing to know they will not cut the losses and pull fur from their current merchandise. I truly wish they would go fur free completely. They have such cute clothes!

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    get that dead skin off the shelves!!

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i think EVERYONE should be fur free!!!!!!!

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i luve bebe, but i luv animals more. so i will not buy their products while their still selling fur.

  • Wen

    2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It’s horrible that they keep selling it after they said they wouldn’t. This makes me very angry, because bunnies or any other animal shouldn’t suffer at all. I will definitely not buy from bebe and I will also tell my friends to stop buying from them as well.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i luv bebe, but i luv animals more and i will not buy their items while their still selling it.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I WILL NEVER EVER SHOP AGAIN IN BEBE!
    STOP SELLING FUR!!

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I will not shop at Bebe until they go completely fur-free!

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am glad they have pledged to go fur-free. but I agree, they should pull those items frome their shelves as well. But I guess it was a start.

  • 2816 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I WILL NOT BE STOPING BY AT BEBE UNTIL THEY STOP SELLING BUNNY’S FUR, AND I LOVE THE STORE.
    CAMREN

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