Tell Crafts Chain Hobby Lobby to Stop Selling Fur!

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Originally Posted: 18 December 2009

Tell Crafts Chain Hobby Lobby to Stop Selling Fur!

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Write to Hobby Lobby and demand that it stop selling real fur—like its competitors, Michaels and AC Moore, have already done. Tell the company to choose to sell materials that do not support the killing of animals.

CONTACT

Sign an online petition

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

John Cargill
Steven Green
David Green
Ken Haywood
c/o Hobby Lobby
7707 SW 44th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73179
phone (405) 745-1100

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

After receiving complaints from dismayed Hobby Lobby customers reporting the arts-and-crafts chain is stocking its shelves with real rabbit fur pelts for trite craft projects, PETA contacted Hobby Lobby executives, repeatedly explaining the cruelty of the fur industry. We asked that it join its competitors, Michaels and AC Moore, in no longer selling fur, but Hobby Lobby has refused to implement a fur-free policy. A spokesperson for Hobby Lobby even told PETA that the fur Hobby Lobby is currently selling "does not result from the inhumane treatment of any animals."

Rabbit slaughter, no matter where or why it occurs, is always cruel. The United Nations reports that countries such as France are killing as many as 70 million rabbits a year for fur, which is used in clothing, as lures in fly fishing, and for trim on craft items. In addition, the globalization of the fur trade has made it nearly impossible to know where or how animals were raised and slaughtered. Skins move through international auction houses and are purchased and distributed to manufacturers around the world, and finished goods are often exported.

Gluing the pelt of a dead animal on a craft is not art. With all the synthetic fur products available to meet the desires of customers, there is absolutely no excuse for using real animal fur for trite arts-and-crafts projects. Whether it comes from coyotes, minks, foxes, or rabbits, fur looks best on its original owners, not as craft trim.

Millions of animals destined to be cruelly killed for their fur around the world need your help now. Please politely write to Hobby Lobby and demand that it stop selling real fur—like its competitors, Michaels and AC Moore, have already done. Tell the company to choose to sell materials that do not support the killing of animals.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!