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Harrods is a department store in London, England.
It continues to sell real animal fur products for fashion
despite the (now previous) owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed pledging to make
the store fur-free over fifteen years ago.
Harrods is the only department store in the country to
still feel the need to support the cruel and inhumane act
of skinning animals and selling the furs in its store for
It's time to take a stand- this unethical practice must be
Tell Harrods and its new owner, His Highness Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, that selling animal furs is immoral and wrong, and that it must be stopped.
Tell Harrods and His Highness Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani that you will boycott Harrods and instruct others to do the same until they cease selling furs.
We, the undersigned, are writing to ask that as the owner of Harrods, you please prevent the sale of animal fur and skins in store.
Selling fur is unethical, immoral and wrong. We refuse to shop at Harrods until this practice is stopped and will encourage others we know to take the same action.
We also encourage that you do some research to see the short and painful lives the animals went through before they ended up hanging up in your store with a price label attached to them.
Harrods claims to be a reputable company, but we feel this can never be a company achievement when a company feels that it must deal in blood money, putting profit before life.
Harrods "works extensively to ensure that the fur is obtained from places producing fur in a humane way". When can fur ever be considered humane and/or ethical? Harrods has stated it "feels it should not dictate what customers should or shouldn't be allowed to purchase". Harrods does not have to dictate what customer can or cannot puchase, it is that we feel that a company, as famous as Harrods should be setting an example and at the same time, become a better and ethical company by removing furs from its shelves. Not encouraging the mass-murder of countless defenceless creatures.
It is extremely disturbing that this completely violent and disgusting practice happens and that you profit from the demise of these animals. We understand that Harrods feels the need to serve a "truly global clientele with diverse tastes". Harrods does this to maintain itself as a reputable store, but by selling these products in store it is supporting inhumane and unethical practices which are not needed in a modern society.
Why does Harrods not make its decision based on its own moral beliefs and code rather than sell these products to those few ignorant individuals who still feel the need to wear fur products? Harrods as a "reputable" company should be taking a stand for what is right in the world, not that which lines its pockets.
Fur is NEVER worth the price and we hope that you will see this is true.