The HSUS’s Fur-Free campaign recently discovered that Stein Mart, a nationwide department store with more than 260 retail locations, was selling a mislabeled fur-trimmed sweater that lab testing revealed to be raccoon dog.
Yesterday, we encouraged our members and supporters to contact Stein Mart and ask the company to stop selling any animal fur. Within hours, Stein Mart made the decision to go fur-free. We’re grateful to all our supporters who spoke up for the animals, and we applaud Stein Mart for making the humane decision to adopt a fur-free policy.
It reminded us of the quick and similar response from Talbots a few months ago, after our constituents reached out in large numbers to make known their disappointment with the company for selling fur.
There’s no excuse for selling fur today, given the abundant presence of high quality alternatives. We’ll continue to work with clothing retailers to shed their fur and to incorporate animal welfare into their efforts to be socially responsible corporations.