Despite enormous public backlash, House of Fraser has yet to re-instate its no-fur policy and is still selling fur on its website PETA has revealed.
High-street retailer House of Fraser recently hit the headlines when it was found to be selling real animal fur from coyote, rabbits and raccoon dog in stores and online following its takeover by Sports Direct
Despite enormous public backlash – including letters from nearly 20,000 members of the public – the retailer has yet to re-instate its no-fur policy and is still selling fur on its website PETA has revealed.
Although it was reported that store managers at the company’s flagship Oxford Street site confirmed that all real fur has been removed from sale, PETA has discovered that products containing racoon fur and rabbit fur are still available to purchase on the House of Fraser website.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, PETA Director Elisa Allen said: “Shoppers should keep firmly in mind that behind every fur coat, collar, or cuff is a filthy wire cage, a shrieking animal, and a blood-soaked abattoir floor.
“PETA is urging House of Fraser to give some peace to these tormented animals by once again joining the majority of the fashion world in going fur-free.”
Russian fur trade
PETA is calling on the company to reinstate its decade-long fur-free policy and join the likes of Selfridges, Topshop, Armani, Versace, Burberry, Gucci, and hundreds of other top designers and retailers in banning fur.
The animal rights organisation is also releasing its first-ever exposé of the Russian fur trade with disturbing video footage revealing a worker bashing rabbits with a metal pipe and hacking off their heads while they were still conscious.
According to Allen, “Some rabbits were still alive and twitching when a worker decapitated them, splashing the floor with their blood and tossing their heads into baskets full of others’ heads – all while other rabbits watched, trembling in terror.
“One worker failed to place the electrodes on a chinchilla correctly, and the animal shrieked, twitched, and convulsed for over a minute before finally becoming still. Then, the worker broke the chinchilla’s neck.”