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Intermix & BCBG: Please Go Fur Free!

October 23, 2011

Please click on and sign the following:

1. Intermix: Please Go Fur Free!

2. Urge BCBG to Ditch Fur

3. BCBG Max Azria: Stop slaughtering rabbits

1. Intermix Background | From Change

Intermix has every type of slaughtered and skinned animal for sale: Fox fur, rabbit fur, raccoon fur, and even coyote fur. Not only is fur disgustingly cruel, but it is totally unnecessary when there are so many fabulous faux fur options available. As long as shops like Intermix continue to sell fur, the fur industry will thrive, and the senseless killing of fur bearing animal will continue. When the public speaks, the industry listens. If we put pressure on Intermix and express our feelings about their sale of fur, we can make a change. Any shopping at Intermix is supporting this bloody industry, so I encourage everyone to cease shopping at Intermix until they go fur free. Please help the animals by signing our petition and together we can put compassion back in fashion.

Facebook group can be viewed and joined HERE.

2. BCBG Background | From PETA

Luxury fashion brand BCBG has reneged on its very important pledge to be fur-free, despite knowing that animals suffer in cramped, filthy cages before they are bludgeoned, gassed, and electrocuted in the fur trade.

BCBG lags behind other fashion industry leaders that have ditched fur, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and many others. Not only has a long list of celebrities, including Eva Mendes and Lady Gaga, sworn off fur, first ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy also recently announced that they are fur-free.

Please contact BCBG and urge the company to keep the promise it made by permanently removing all fur from its collections. A small amount of your time will make a huge difference for the animals who suffer and die for their skins.

3. Background | From Change

Why This Is Important

In 2008, BCBG Max Azria pledged to go fur-free. Not any more.

BCBG’s present Fall/Winter collection includes rabbit-fur ponchos and earmuffs. How are these items made? Well…

–Rabbits raised for their fur are kept in cramped, unsanitary cages little bigger than a shopping basket. There is no room for the animals to perform natural actions such as hopping forward or raising their ears; this lack of space leads to severe physical problems such as painful spinal deformities and to abnormal behaviors such as self-mutilation, cage-gnawing and fighting.

–Rabbits bound for slaughter are often handled roughly and endure broken bones and lesions as a result of carelessness during transportation.

–Slaughter consists of stunning with either a blunt object or electric shock, followed by slitting of the throat. The UK Farm Animal Welfare Council recommends that the interval between stunning and slaughter be limited to 15 seconds; however, at one Spanish slaughterhouse that processed over 9,000 rabbits anually, investigators from Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade found that rabbits were often left unattended for long periods after stunning, with one animal left hanging by the ankles for all of ten minutes before having its throat slit while still conscious. Rabbits awaiting slaughter were kept stacked in crates one on top of the other, with excrement from the animals above dripping down onto those below, and live rabbits could clearly hear the squealing of those being killed.

Civilized, sophisticated consumers have no need for fur garments or accessories. Let’s send BCBG Max Azria a clear message: Cruelty leads only to boycotts.

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fur is not chic
fur is not style
it is dead,tortured
animal carcasses
in a bloody pile
if you care, do not
sell, buy or wear

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

3 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 23, 2011 12:52 pm

    fur is not chic
    fur is not style
    it is dead,tortured
    animal carcasses
    in a bloody pile
    if you care, do not
    sell, buy or wear


  2. GDiFonzo permalink
    November 10, 2011 10:01 pm

    One way to put the pressure on BCBG Max Azria is to sign the following petition:


    • November 10, 2011 10:28 pm

      Thanks, GDiFonzo: I sighed entered that petition on two relevant fur alerts. Thanks much!


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