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Please send sample message protesting fur | Also, footage from Fur-Free Friday 2010

December 19, 2010

From Facebook | AG ARA

The Ropewalk Shopping Centre in Nuneaton, The Midlands, UK,  has given a licence for a stall holder to sell sheep and reindeer fur within the shopping centre. Please send a letter protesting: e-mail and phone the Centre Manager John Kelleher and tell him that the sale of fur is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.


Ropewalk Shopping Centre
Management Suite
Chapel Street
CV11 5TZ

Centre Manager:
John Kelleher

0247 6641714


Site Address:

SAMPLE LETTER | Please modify & shorten, additional samples can be found HERE

Dear Mr. Kelleher,

I am shocked to discover that Ropewalk Shopping Centre is commercially engaged with the fur industry selling sheep and reindeer fur to customers. Due to the inherently-brutal business of fur farming, any products derived for or from the suffering and killing of animals should be rejected, and I am respectfully requesting that you immediately cease profiting from the exploitation of animals.

Please watch the undercover footage of the industry you promote: animals are forced to endure deplorable conditions including living in cramped, feces-crusted cages; suffering from sickness and disease; lacking an enriching environment; and being subjected to substandard diets and severe psychological trauma.  Those who are trapped suffer amputations, agony, and desperation in chaotic, bloody round-up procedures, separated from family, beaten into imprisonment.  They are then butchered via anal electrocution, gassing, skinning alive, and forced trauma.  I must ask, why  would you deliberately and willingly cause such suffering?


Humans are capable, indeed obligated, to acknowledge animals as sentient beings who, like humans, experience love, anguish, pain, and suffering. Human apathy as established by the usage of fabrications and euphemisms reflects a lack of respect, not only for animals, but also for humans, and I implore upon you to examine your role in the suffering of animals and your unscrupulous conduct as host to such a cruel business. Regrettably, as long as Ropewalk Shopping Centre unnecessarily and selfishly capitalizes on the mutilation, torture, and death of animals, I will not financially support you or your associated products. Furthermore, I will share this information with family, friends, colleagues, and members of online communities.

Please make both the ethical and responsible decision to discontinue your commercial support of fur immediately: join an increasing body of corporations who are listening to a concerned and attentive consumer population who refuse to be complicit in the inherently malicious industry of fur farming.

I hope this letter finds you willing to scrutinize your own involvement and desire to protect, rather than harm, animals.

Thank you for your time and attention.



2010 Fur-Free Friday Video Footage from events in NY, Chicago, Utah, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Israel, Italy, San Francisco, Portland, etc.; if you would like your video posted here, please CONTACT OC, we would love to include it, thank you, and a big thank you to the dedicated activists who participated in the Fur-Free Friday events in all manners. (On playlist, please use the arrow at the bottom – above Embedr – to scroll through. Each video has a caption that I have NOT edited; if any of the cities are inaccurate, please let me know, I copied what was written but a couple include question marks, thank you so much.)

Vodpod videos no longer available.


To see an individual video listing and associated titles/cites, click HERE (it may take a few moments for the page to load due to the amount of footage.)

Please also consider participating in other Fur Action Alerts: mouse over the bottom and use the arrows to scroll through and select previous actions, thank you.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Don’t forget to click HERE for a list of Fur-Free Friday videos.

sheep and reindeer fur for sale?
to ropewalk shopping center
a bloody trail
if you knew what suffering
these animals endured
you would never sell their
that is for sure
please go humane this holiday
it is good for your souls
and the only decent way!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

3 Comments leave one →
  1. LoVegan permalink
    December 19, 2010 12:52 pm

    I’m always late, sorry. Well, better late than never 🙂 Thank you, I’m going to take action immediately


  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 19, 2010 2:06 pm

    sheep and reindeer fur for sale?
    to ropewalk shopping center
    a bloody trail
    if you knew what suffering
    these animals endured
    you would never sell their
    that is for sure
    please go humane this holiday
    it is good for your souls
    and the only decent way!!!!


  3. Sylvie permalink
    January 5, 2011 3:27 am

    message sent


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