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1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please accept my complaint regarding the introduction of fur-trimmed
garments and accessories at Target stores. As a customer who
appreciates Target's fashionable new lines at bargain prices, I am
dismayed to see the inclusion of genuine rabbit fur handbags.
I recognize that consumer demand dictates retail inventory, however
an ethical company must draw the line at endorsing products derived
from extreme animal abuse. Whether you market "only rabbit,"
"only decorative trim," or a wide range of animals, ALL fur represents senseless cruelty. Please replace real fur items with sophisticated and warm faux alternatives.
Fur bearing animals are not covered under the Humane Slaughter Act.
Most ranch-raised animals are electrocuted through their genitals. A
metal conductor is lodged in the animal's throat and an electric
prod is pushed inside the rectum to transmit a 240-volt electrical
shock. The alert animal convulses for two or more minutes before
succumbing to the force of a massive heart attack.
To minimize expenses, other animals are injected with pesticides or
asphyxiated with carbon monoxide from unfiltered engine exhaust.
The rabbit fur in Target's Black Rabbit Fur Handbag and Green Rabbit-Fur Bag by Luca comes from rabbits confined in dingy waste-soaked enclosures on fur farms. Some perish from dehydration, exposure, starvation or self-mutilation. Neck breaking, bludgeoning, and throat slitting are among the unregulated slaughter methods. Rabbit fur is not an innocuous byproduct of the meat industry. Rabbits raised for meat are a different, larger breed than those bred for fur.
I sincerely hope Target will rejoin the growing list of fur-free
retailers, including Forever 21, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, American
Eagle, Zara and others. Like many shoppers, I cannot in good
conscious patronize a store that sells fur and/or fur trim items.
Please reinstate a no-fur directive, so I may once again feel
comfortable purchasing your merchandise.
*To write an online review of Target's Black Rabbit Fur Handbag or
Green Rabbit-Fur Bag by Luca, copy and paste the following url. Then
follow steps for entering your comments. Everyone who pulls up this
item will see your anti-fur comments. I did it. It's easy.