Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shop on Black Friday

Kudos to for its commitment to no longer sell products that contain animal fur, as of July 2008. It's the first purely online retailer to commit to a fur-free policy. Please support them--not only do they have a great selection and cheap shipping, but they're distinguishing themselves as a compassionate and socially responsible company.

Patrick M. Byrne, chairman and chief executive officer of said, “The Humane Society of the United States brought to our attention its issues about the fur industry. They did so in a thoughtful, measured way. We listened, and decided that they are right. So we are going fur-free.”

The Humane Society of the United States urges all designers and retailers to adopt fur-free policies to protect the more than 75 million animals worldwide who suffer and die annually for their pelts. Only by refusing to sell any animal fur products can these merchandisers protect themselves and their customers from the false advertising and labeling that currently plagues the industry.

Read the complete press release.