PETA has written to CEO of Harvey Nichols, Stacey Cartwright, to ask her to reinstate the retailer’s ‘long-standing and much-respected no-fur policy’. The store made headlines last year when they started stocking fur, despite having previously established a policy which excluded all products made from pelts or skins.
It reads: “I appreciate that it must be a particularly busy time for you in your new post, but please take a few moments to watch this video, narrated by actor Eva Mendes, which highlights the routine cruelty that animals endure at the hands of the immoral fur trade.”
“It is estimated that 85 per cent of the world’s fur comes from farms where animals spend their entire lives confined to small, filthy wire cages.”
The letter then goes on to describe in graphic detail the distressing details the organisation have found animals in within ‘Origin Assured’ fur farms in Europe, before critiquing former buyer Paula Reed – who left the company last year.
“The inexplicable actions of Harvey Nichols’s former fashion director, who reneged on the store’s no-fur policy last year, shocked your loyal customers,” PETA claims.
“Knowing now how animals suffer at the hands of the fur trade and that there is no such thing as ‘ethically sourced’ or ‘humanely farmed’ fur, will you please assure PETA and your customers that Harvey Nichols is once again fur-free?”