Frasers Group Annual Meeting to Have an Unexpected Guest … PETA US!

Frasers Group Annual Meeting to Have an Unexpected Guest … PETA US!

As a Shareholder, PETA US Will Call On Company to Reinstate Its Ban on Fur – After House of Fraser Broke Pledge to Stop Selling It

“When will the board listen to the more than 90% of the British public that rejects fur and adopt a no-fur policy across Frasers Group?” That’s the question a PETA US representative will ask executives at Frasers Group’s (virtual) annual meeting on Wednesday. The action comes after House of Fraser began selling fur again last year – despite supposedly enacting a no-fur policy in 2017.

“It’s incomprehensible that Frasers Group still sells fur even as the rest of the fashion industry and today’s kind public denounce it,” says PETA Director of Corporate Projects Yvonne Taylor. “PETA is calling on the company to do the right thing and shun the trade, in which animals are bludgeoned and skinned alive for coats, collars, and cuffs.”

PETA has released an exposé of the fur trade in Russia, including a supplier to Saga Furs, whose fur products have been sold at House of Fraser. In the footage, a worker can be seen 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 – all while other rabbits watched. Animals were kept in dirty wire cages. Minks and sables paced incessantly – a sign of anguish – while a fox cowered in fear.

The group further notes that COVID-19 spread rapidly across fur farms in Europe and North America and workers have contracted it from sick animals. In recent weeks, the Dutch, French, and Polish governments have announced the imminent closure of fur farms, because when it comes to the public health risk, these filthy facilities are no different from the live-animal market where the coronavirus is believed to have originated.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit


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