Forever 21 Victory Coverage!
As you all are undoubtedly aware, Forever 21 recently agreed to remove all fur from their stores and to never sell it again. In doing so, the company has sent a loud message to it’s consumers and fellow fashion retailers that animal cruelty is not ok. The news appeared last Friday on the national AP wire, and nearly every major newspaper in the country carried the story. Below is an excerpt from the story that ran in the Miami Herald. You can read the full story here.
“Forever 21, a retailer of hip fashions for young women, has agreed to remove clothes with rabbit fur from its stores and pledged not to carry real fur fashions after a protest from an animal rights group.
The clothing chain was the target of protests and a nationwide boycott last month after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the company ignored earlier requests to stop selling rabbit fur.”
The story even popped up on CNN. All of the media attention makes this victory even more exciting, and once again we thank all of you who helped make this happen.
Unlike Forever 21, retailer Wet Seal refuses to listen to customer demand and insists on paying to have rabbits necks broken, their skulls bashed in, and their heads cut off. To help get the word out to even more people, we’ve designed this all new stencil.
Here are a few more photos from the Pulin Modi’s “Wet Seal Kills” tour. Pulin just finished up a week of demos in Florida, and is now travelling through Louisiana and Texas.
Connor, vocalist for Boys Night Out, recently sat down for an interview with peta2.com to discuss why he refers to himself as “a man of tofu in all of its glorious forms.” Boys Night Out fans probably recognize peta2 – after all, the band frequently lets PETA2 Street Teamers table at their shows. Click here to see the video interview with Connor.
Roger Miret and the Disasters stopped by PETA HQ in Norfolk, VA today. Send the boys some love at thedisasters.com.
One last thing before I go, take a look at this adorable Christmas ornament designed by Street Teamer Eileen Botti. Eileen is actually a former PETA intern, and an amazing activist if I do say so myself.