TJX claims to “deliver great value to [its] customers through the combination of brand, fashion, price, and quality.” It forgot ethics.
The global retailer sells angora in its U.S. and Canadian stores—including T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post, Winners, and HomeSense—even though it knows that every three months, angora rabbits are dragged out of tiny, filthy cages and their fur is violently ripped out as they scream in pain.
After a few years of this misery, their throats are often slit.
More than 200 major retailers have dropped angora because its production is so unethical. But TJX doesn’t seem to care.
And it’s not only angora rabbits who are suffering.
Marshalls, Winners, and HomeSense in Canada also sell items trimmed with the fur of animals who were killed for fashion and home décor in painful, gruesome ways. Fur-bearing animals such as minks, foxes, rabbits, and even dogs and cats often spend their entire lives confined to cramped wire cages, and fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning. Animals trapped in the wild can suffer for days from blood loss, dehydration, and injuries sustained in attacks by predators.
American Greetings features chimpanzees on Valentine’s Day cards, birthday cards, and more in stores across the country, sending a harmful message to the public—urge the company to stop selling all cards featuring chimpanzees immediately.
Join us in informing the public about the mistreatment of a terrified German shepherd-type dog who was forced into rushing water on the set of the film A Dog’s Purpose—and help spread the message never to buy a ticket to a movie that uses live animals.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is reaching out to production crew, announcing that they are offering a $5,000 reward to the anonymous person – whom they call a whistleblower – who filmed the German shepherd being mishandled on the set of A Dog’s Purpose and then gave (or sold?) the footage to TMZ. PETA promises anonymity and is asking the person – whomever was on the Winnipeg set of the Amblin/Walden Media/Universal film and took the footage of the dog being forced into the water – to call their whistleblower hotline number. While PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – has had a reward fund for years, this particular reward comes “courtesy of a donor who was horrified by the behind-the-scenes footage and shocked by PETA’s video exposé of BAU (Bird & Animals Unlimited).”