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Century 21 Department Store has chosen to remain in the Dark Ages by selling items made with the fur of rabbits, foxes, raccoon dogs, and other animals—despite hearing multiple times from PETA about the way animals suffer in the fur trade.
Most of the world's fur comes from animals on fur farms, who spend their lives confined to filthy, cramped cages with barely enough room to take a few steps in any direction. Fur farmers kill them using the cheapest and crudest methods available, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and electrocution . These methods don't always kill them immediately. Some writhe and kick while workers tear off their skin, and some animals' hearts beat for as long as 10 minutes after they've been skinned.
© Jo- Anne McArthur/ We Animals
Animals trapped in nature face blood loss, shock, infection, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. Mothers desperate to get back to their starving babies sometimes attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape.
Despite knowing this, Century 21 continues selling products made with real fur. The only way to eliminate the suffering of animals exploited by the fur trade is not to use or sell fur, which is why hundreds of designers and retailers—including Intermix, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Bottega Veneta, Zara, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, and many others—have pledged not to do so.
Please urge Century 21 to join the 21st century by ending all fur sales now.