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  • Cynthia Hendrick
    ... From: arevents@lists.rbgi.net Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 14:21:33 +0100 ... From: CAFT-UK [mailto:louise@caft.org.uk] Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:03 AM
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2005
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      From: arevents@...
      Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 14:21:33 +0100

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      From: CAFT-UK [mailto:louise@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:03 AM

      Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT-UK)

      caft@... [mailto: caft @ caft.org.uk] www.caft.org.uk

      CAFT e-mail action alert 1 June, 2005

      Selfridges end fur sales!

      During the recent Week of Action against Selfridges' sale of real fur,
      CAFT entered negotiations with the company to discuss a possible end to
      their fur sales. We are pleased to announce that following a meeting of
      their Board they finally issued a policy statement saying that,
      effective immediately, Selfridges has stopped selling all real fur -
      including rabbit - and that they will not sell it again.

      As Selfridges is a very influential name in the world of fashion this is
      a major success. In their statement Selfridges said that a lack of
      customer demand for fur was one reason they have stopped selling it. The
      fur trade may continue to claim that 'fur is back', but with major
      companies like Selfridges, Zara and Harvey Nichols ending fur sales
      after campaigns co-ordinated by CAFT it hardly seems that many people
      really want to buy fur!

      We would again like to send a massive thanks to all CAFT supporters who
      helped with this campaign, whether it was in e-mailing or phoning
      Selfridges to complain or in actively supporting protests outside
      Selfridges stores. Animal rights groups in London, Birmingham and
      Manchester ensured through regular protest that this campaign reached

      Some of you will have seen this great news reported in some national
      newspapers, but unfortunately, despite CAFT putting out a press release
      and even speaking to reporters directly, some press attributed the
      success to other organisations! While this is a shame, the important
      thing is that yet another company have stopped selling fur.

      Who's next?!

      We are continuing to identify which shops sell real fur and later this
      year will be identifying companies that we intend to launch co-ordinated
      campaigns against. In the meantime, below is a list of shops selling
      real fur - please take a moment to contact them, pointing out the
      horrors of the fur trade and asking them to stop selling fur.

      Atlantic Clothing

      This company have been selling scarves with ‘balls’ made from rabbit
      fur, as well as rabbit fur handbags. A CAFT supporter saw them in
      Atlantic’s Hammersmith store.

      Please contact Atlantic, asking them not to sell real fur:
      maryline@... [mailto: maryline @ atlanticclothing.com]


      Fur Demo this Saturday

      4th June, meet 12noon, Joseph 23 Old Bond St, London W1

      Tube: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus. Will be moving on to other shops
      in the area, so if arriving later, contact 07950 669333.

      Joseph is one of London's big fur traders

      Following Selfridges decision to withdraw fur, London activists are
      holding regular protests against fashion chain Joseph. As you can see
      from the list below this Joseph has many outlets in London. They sell
      real fur in most of their stores, or at least they did over the
      Autumn/Winter season. Joseph is a London based company which is starting
      to expand worldwide, they now have outlets now in France, the USA and

      Although each Joseph branch only sells a small amount of fur, taken
      together this makes them a major player in the fur trade. There have
      been numerous protests over recent years at many of their London

      Ironically Joseph is one of the many fashion companies who have just
      been told by Selfridges to remove fur from their concessions in
      Selfridges stores. They were also told the same by Harvey Nichols and
      Fenwicks when these shops went fur free, so Joseph is well aware that
      fur is unacceptable.

      Please contact them and ask them to give us a clear fur-free policy
      covering all of their shops and including rabbit fur. They can write to
      caft@... , or Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT), PO Box
      38, Manchester, M60 1NX, Tel: 0845 330 7955.

      Strangely they don't seem to have an email address, although they do
      have a website www.joseph.co.uk Please let us know if you discover an
      email contact for Joseph.

      Joseph Ltd Head Office

      Unit 11,The Piper Centre,50, Carnwath Rd, London, SW6 3JX

      Tel: 020 7736 2522, Fax 020 7736 1644.

      Press/Showroom: Tel: 020 7590 6200, fax 020 7584 9384

      Joseph (this seems to be their main shop)

      23, Old Bond St, London, W1S 4PZ

      Tel: 020 7629 3713, fax 020 7491 8092


      Liberty of Regent St still selling fur

      London campaigners have held several protests recently at Liberty of
      Regent St who continued to sell fur throughout the winter. We wrote to
      them to ask about their policy, and received the usual nonsense about
      rabbit fur being a by-product of the meat industry. Please politely
      contact Liberty and ask them to take out a clear fur-free policy,
      including rabbit fur.

      Tell them you won't shop there until they do and that you will encourage
      others to do the same.

      LIBERTY Regent Street London W1

      Tel: 020 7734 1234

      Email: rdavis@...
      [mailto: rdavis @ liberty.co.uk]


      Shoe shop selling rabbit fur boots. Contact them at:

      8-9, Bond St,



      DT4 8HT

      Tel: 01305 789223

      Walberry's are selling rabbit fur gloves and hats. Please contact them
      to complain at:

      5a The Arcade



      MK40 1NS


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      Dear Human,
      Why do you think that you're superior to me?
      Is it because you can "talk"?
      I just speak a different language from yours.
      Please don't mistreat me.
      Your ignorance is not my fault.
      ---Cynthia Hendrick "SinDee"
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