Forever 21 Victory Coverage!

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Posted December 13, 2004 by Rachelle Owen

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.

Forever 21 Goes Fur-Free

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.

Wet Seal 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.

Wet Seal Tortures Rabbits Wet Seal Tortures Rabbits

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.

I Am Not a Nugget!

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  • 3785 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hey guys- thanks for your compliments on the ornament!! Here’s how I made it- you need a balloon, brown or black pipe cleaners (the legs), yellow tissue paper or just plain newspaper, water based glue, black paper (the eyes), and orange fabric (beak), yellow fabric (tail), and a hot glue gun.
    Basically its just paper mache- but if you haven’t done that before, here’s some instructions! Sorry its so long!!!
    Ok- now you start out by blowing up the balloon to your desired nugget size! Then make your paper mache mixture by diluting glue in water in some sort of bucket or tub. Rip the tissue paper or newspaper (if you use newspaper, you’ll have to paint it yellow, but if you just use yellow tissue paper, you won’t have to paint it). Rip the paper into thin strips, and dip the strips into the glue mixture (the glue mixture should be watery). Just keep applying layers of paper strips until you feel the shell is thick enough. This will take a long time (1 or 2 days) to dry, and it will probably drip a bit. Also, the color from the tissue paper will get all over your hands and its gross.
    Ok, once that’s dry, you can pop the balloon and remove it, and you should have a hard shell. Then, make the eyes- so they look nugget-esque and cute! Just cut out black circles and smaller white circles to glue on.
    For the legs- just use pipe cleaners, and glue the base of the legs to the inside of the shell somehow w/hot glue. When all else fails, just look at the nugget sticker to see how it looks.
    Ok for the beak- take some orange fabric, cut it into 2 semi-circle shapes, glue together, and stuff with cotton or something soft. Glue it to the mouth area (hot glue works best).
    What else is left- ok the tail, do the same thing- with yellow fabric- make 2 large semi-circles and glue it to the back with some soft stuffing inside to make it look like the tail in teh picture i guess.
    To hang it, you can poke a hole in teh top of the head and somehow attach a loop or ornament hanger, etc.
    Then that “i am not a nugget” logo, I just copied and pasted onto Word and made it large- glued it onto cardboard, and hung it from the legs/shell of the NUGGET!!!
    Now, show it to all your friends because you now have the coolest xmas ornament ever- you can even put a santa hat on it!!! happy holidays!

  • 3785 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “PETA2 should ask Eileen for directions on how to do that ornament…I would definetely do one if I knew how.”
    I second that! There should be a page on making animal rights Christmas/Hannukah ornaments!

  • 3785 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YAY EILEEN!!!
    ..and that is so sweet we made cnn! go us!=)

  • 3786 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love seeing that we can change things, its even better when other people see that we change things on national TV!! i love that ornament very cute!

  • 3786 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m so glad that story got coverage!!
    I can’t wait until Wet Seal stops too.

  • 3786 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ROGER MIRET AND THE DISASTERS?! NO WAY! HOLY CRAP!! I’M SEEING THEM ON THE 22ND!! THAT’S SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  • 3786 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PETA2 should ask Eileen for directions on how to do that ornament…I would definetely do one if I knew how.
    I think it is great that hot topic is carrying peta2 merch…

  • 3786 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whoa, that’s awesome about all the coverage. I love CNN.
    That ornament is so cute! Good job, Eileen!

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