Mr. Ross McMillan, President
5055 N. Greeley Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Dear Mr. McMillan:
Under a heading "Sustainability" your
"Sport crosses boundaries. While
driving athletes to new peaks of performance, sport can also
reach across social, political and
geographical borders, affecting whole communities and countries.
In the same way, the size and nature
of our company is such that its impacts reach far beyond our
own facilities, affecting the lives
of people around the world and the environment in which they
live. Measuring and controlling these impacts is an important
part of our
drive to becoming a fully sustainable company."
Please understand that your use of Kangaroo skin is offensive to
those of us who care about the creatures of the earth. We, too, have
bought your products, we have contributed to your financial well-being,
but we insist that for our continuing support of your company, you
discontinue your use of kangaroo skin. The wildlife protection movement
is as international as your company. Already Viva!UK has had great
success removing kangaroo meat from supermarkets. We will be letting
our members and other wildlife protection groups internationally
know of your use of kangaroo skin. We look forward to your response
to our appeal asking you to discontinue providing a market for the
horrendous slaughter of kangaroos.
If you wish to see just what that slaughter entails, please visit
the Viva!USA website at http://www.savethekangaroo.com/
Adidas is opposed to kangaroos being
killing in inhumane or unnecessarily cruel manner. This is why
we insist that our suppliers fully comply
with the Australian government’s strict rules on kangaroo culling.
Thank you for taking the time to contact
Adidas with an issue that concerns you so strongly.