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Tell L.L. Bean to Go Fur-Free

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Originally Posted: November 7, 2012

Tell L.L. Bean to Go Fur-Free

FROM In Defense of Animals (IDA)

ACTION

L.L. Bean still sells fur-lined hats and gloves. A company that has been around for 100 years should know better than to support the incredibly cruel fur industry. Refuse to shop at L.L. Bean until they make the compassionate decision to go fur-free.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2267&JServSessionIdr004=xin4ii0y82.app244b

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

L.L. Bean
twitter.com/llbeanservice

customer service (800) 441-5713
online contact form:
http://www.llbean.com/customerService/contactUs/help.html?aicEscDWDesc1=L.L.Bean--Shipped%20for%20Free,%20Guaranteed%20to%20Last&aicEscDWUrl1=http%3A//www.llbean.com/%3Fpcd%3DNOV10%26qs%3D3009635_pmd_msn#1?nav=gn-hp

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

As a member of In Defense of Animals (IDA), I am shocked and disgusted to hear that L.L. Bean still sells fur-lined hats and gloves. A company that has been around for 100 years should know better than to support the incredibly cruel fur industry. I refuse to shop at L.L. Bean until you make the compassionate decision to go fur-free.

Most animals used by the fur industry are raised on fur farms. They are kept in filthy wire cages with as many as 100,000 animals in a single facility. These rabbits, mink, and other animals are denied their most basic natural behaviors in this intense confinement. They are often painfully killed by anal or vaginal electrocution, strangulation, or bludgeoning.

Millions of coyotes, raccoons, bobcats and other species are caught in the wild using spring traps with metal teeth that smash bone and crush muscle. Animals can linger in excruciating pain for days without food or water before a trapper kills them. About one quarter of trapped animals escape by chewing off their own limbs. Imagine the terror that would prompt an animal to chew off his/her own limbs! Your sale of fur is what causes that terror.

Please join your competitors Guess, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger, and make the compassionate decision to stop selling any products that contain fur.

Thank you.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!