The Newest Frasers Group Shareholder Is … PETA US
Because House of Fraser recently began selling animal fur – reversing its previous fur-free policy – PETA US has become a shareholder in Frasers Group, the retail group that owns the department-store chain.
Why? So that a PETA US representative can attend the annual general meeting later this year, speak to other shareholders and executives, and call for House of Fraser to stop profiting from cruelty to animals.
The move is part of a campaign that kicked off in late 2019 with protests by PETA, Humane Society International, Four Paws, Open Cages, and Viva! outside the chain’s Oxford Street store on Black Friday…
… and continued during the pre-Christmas shopping rush.
— PETA UK (@PETAUK) December 18, 2019
The Fur Trade Is Always Cruel
PETA recently released an exposé of the fur trade in Russia, including a farm that supplies pelts to Saga Furs, whose fur products are being sold at House of Fraser.
In the footage above, a worker can be seen bashing rabbits with a metal pipe and 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 – all while other rabbits watched.
What You Can Do
House of Fraser’s reversal of its no-fur policy flies in the face of what today’s kind shoppers want. To date, more than 26,000 people have joined PETA in urging the department store to stop selling fur. Join us – send the company an e-mail now: