I Write Letters: Animal Fur

Hi <redacted> – I am a proud owner of a pair of <redacted> boots. I have to say that I am disgusted to see that your company is using fur. Unlike leather, where most parts of the cow are used, fur-bearing animal killed just for their fur. Sometimes they are trapped using inhumane methods and suffer. I cannot believe with all the faux fur available on the market, a company such as <redacted>, would exploit small animals in this manner. I am sure your design team is capable of coming up with other designs that do not utilize real animal fur.

I suggest you take some time to educate yourself about how animals are exploited in the fur market. The Fur-Bearer Defenders have an excellent website and can be a resource for your team. I hope to hear, very soon, that <redacted> has decided to stop using animal fur on your shoes and boots.

The animal rescue community is very well organized and large. Having your company’s name associated with the exploitation is a huge potential customer base you will be alienating. I will not purchase any more <redacted> until such time as you stop using animal fur. I will also tell everyone I know about why I am not purchasing <redacted> anymore. I hope that you can get back to me soon to advise me that you are no longer using animal fur in the making of your shoes and boots. Thank you.