Protesters tell Burberry to stop selling real fur
Activists in Manchester and London have been holding regular protests outside Burberry stores, which have been selling an increasing amount of real fur in recent months.
Burberry describes itself as "quintessentially British", yet the production of fur in Britain has long been illegal, so all the fur sold by Burberry here has to be imported from other countries. If "quintessentially British" Burberry tried to produce those same fur items in Britain, they would face arrest and prosecution.
If you want to get involved in the protests contact us for more details.
In the UK, Burberry only has stores in Manchester and London, but they have many branches in other countries. To find a branch in your area see the store locator: http://uk.burberry.com/store/store-locator/ There are leaflets and posters that we can send to you or you can download from the website, see below for details. If you want to translate the flyers or posters into your local language, contact us for details.
Tell Burberry to stop selling real fur
Contact Burberry - Please keep all contact polite and informative
Contact Burberry (see below) and ask them politely to stop selling real fur and adopt a fur free policy. Send them an email now, and join the telephone protest on Friday November 9th. Explain the horrors of the fur trade, and that the production of fur is illegal in Britain where Burberry is based and which they seem so proud to be identified with.
Please keep all contact polite and informative.
Burberry's CEO firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Responsibility email@example.com
Customer Service firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Office email@example.com
Telephone Protest Friday 9th November.
Please call Burberry on their free call lines to protest about the fur trade. Please call during office hours on Friday 9th November, although you may call them anytime before or after this date.
UK - Free-Phone 0800 279 4998
Europe - Free-Phone 00 800 9261 3600 (from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland)
USA -Toll Free 877 217 4085, Australia - 1800 62804, Brazil 0021 800 9621 3600, Canada -Toll Free 877 780 9347, China 4001 201 154, 4001 200 956, Finland 0800 919 638, Hungary 800 9261 3600, India 000 800 852 1346, Japan 0066 33 812819, Latvia 8000 4191, Russia 810 800 9621 3600, Turkey 00800 8549 6879
Contact Burberry Stores.
Burberry also has a list of phone numbers for their stores worldwide. Please contact one or more near to you, and make your protest. For details of your nearest branch, see the website store locator: http://uk.burberry.com/store/store-locator/ In particular, please call Burberry stores on or around Saturday 1oth November.
We can send you leaflets or posters, or you can d0wnload them here to print yourself. If you want to translate these into your own language, contact us for details.
We also have a large banner design if you would like something bigger.
Burberry is a well-known brand in the world of fashion, but behind Burberry's traditional image there lies a dark and shameful secret. Alongside the trench coats and trademark check design clothing you would expect to find there, Burberry has in recent years started to sell an increasing number of items made from real animal fur.
By selling real fur, Burberry is directly responsible for the suffering and killing of many thousands of animals just for fashion. Burberry describes itself as "quintessentially British", yet the production of fur in Britain has long been illegal, so all the fur sold by Burberry here has to be imported from other countries. If "quintessentially British" Burberry tried to produce those same fur items in Britain, they would face arrest and prosecution.
Why is the production of fur illegal in Britain?
* Britain is one of a growing number of countries which have banned the production of fur, and with good reason:
* On fur factory farms, many thousands of wild animals are forced to spend their whole lives crammed into small wire-mesh cages. These terrible, unnatural conditions inevitably cause suffering and cruelty, including severe physical injuries as well as psychological damage leading to stereotypical behaviour such as endless and pointless pacing and circling of the cages, and harmful behaviour such as cage biting, self mutilation and the killing and cannibalisation of their cage mates.
* Other animals killed for their fur are trapped in the wild using "leg-hold traps", which are also illegal in Britain. These steel-jawed devices crush the animals' bones, and they can spend hours or even days in agony before the trapper returns, and some will bite off their own limbs in a desperate effort to escape, only to die later from shock, disease or blood loss.
* Fur is also very unpopular with the public, with opinion polls consistently showing around 90% of the population opposed to the use of fur.
* While the vast majority of fashion retailers in Britain have an ethical policy not to sell any real fur, Burberry remains one of a very small minority which continue to support this horrific trade.