Who Was the Unexpected Guest at Frasers Group Annual Meeting? PETA US!
An unexpected guest attended Frasers Group’s annual meeting today. A representative from PETA US, a shareholder in the group, put pressure on executives to drop fur by asking the pressing question:
“Since fur is clearly incompatible with the central facets of your elevation strategy, when will the board adopt a responsible and business-savvy no-fur policy across Frasers Group?”
Why Did PETA US Pose the Question to Frasers Group?
The action comes after House of Fraser began selling fur again in 2019 – despite supposedly enacting a no-fur policy in 2017. Frasers Group also sells fur in its Cruise and Flannels stores.
House of Fraser Protest
Along with other animal protection groups, PETA also held a protest outside House of Fraser’s Oxford Street store, where activists brandished “No Fur” signs and wore animal costumes.
It’s incomprehensible that Frasers Group still sells fur even as the rest of the fashion industry and today’s kind consumers denounce it.
What’s Wrong With Fur?
Fur trade exposés – including of a supplier to Saga Furs, whose fur products have been sold at House of Fraser – reveal a worker bashing rabbits with a metal pipe, as well as electrocuting chinchillas and breaking their necks.
Some animals were still alive and twitching when a worker decapitated them, tossing their heads into baskets full of other heads – while other rabbits couldn’t help but see. Animals were kept in dirty wire cages. Minks and sables paced incessantly – a sign of anguish – and a fox cowered in fear.
Fur Risks Public Health
COVID-19 spread rapidly across fur farms in North America and Europe. When it comes to the public health risk, these filthy facilities are no different from the live-animal market where the novel coronavirus is believed to have originated.
Tell House of Fraser to Change
Hundreds of top fashion designers and retailers – including Canada Goose, Moose Knuckles, Saint Laurent, Selfridges Group, and Valentino this year alone – have banned fur. It’s time that Frasers Group – including House of Fraser – does the same.
Join PETA’s campaign and tell House of Fraser to change: