Sign Petition Urging Nordstrom To Stop Selling Fur After Undercover Investigation Reveals Horrific Abuse At Russian Fur Farms

With the holiday shopping season underway, PETA is releasing its first-ever exposé of the Russian fur trade. Video footage shot by eyewitnesses from PETA Asia reveals that a worker bashed rabbits with a metal pipe and hacked off their heads while they were still conscious, and that workers electrocuted chinchillas and subjected animals to other horrors on five fur farms.

A worker at one facility said that the farm sells skins to Kopenhagen Fur, which describes itself as the world’s largest fur auction house. Another facility investigated by PETA Asia supplied furs to auction house Saga Furs. For decades, PETA and its affiliates have exposed cruelty on fur farms all over the world, and this latest exposé shows that nothing has changed.

In response, PETA is calling on Nordstrom—which sells fur sourced from Russia despite banning fur from its own line years ago—to join: Giorgio Armani, Versace, Gucci, Michael Kors, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and dozens of other top designers and retailers in banning fur.

“Shoppers should keep firmly in mind that behind every fur coat, collar, or cuff, is a filthy wire cage, a shrieking animal, and a blood-soaked slaughterhouse floor,” said PETA’s Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman in an email sent to WAN. “This holiday season, PETA is urging Nordstrom to give some peace to these tormented animals by joining the majority of the fashion world in going fur-free.”

Animals were kept in dirty, wire-mesh cages. Some cages were exposed to the elements, while others were enclosed in dark rooms. Minks and sables paced incessantly—a sign of psychological distress—while a fox with nowhere to hide, cowered in fear. One chinchilla appeared to be blind but was still forced to breed. A worker explained that if the animals relieve themselves in the “wrong” part of the cage, they were killed. “Any animal must be clean,” he said. “If you produce not clean skin, you’re losing a lot of price.”

To View The Undercover Footage, CLICK HERE (Viewer Discretion Is Advised)

Please urge Nordstrom to stop selling fur immediately by signing the petition HERE!

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