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Etsy, an online global marketplace, claims to be committed to having a positive social impact. However, it continues to allow its users to sell items made of fur stolen from tormented animals. Before their fur ends up being sold on Etsy, foxes, rabbits, minks, and other animals spend their entire lives confined to filthy cages before finally being beaten, electrocuted, gassed, or skinned alive.
The fur industry also poses a risk to public health. Fur farms packed with sick and stressed animals have become breeding grounds for diseases and have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots around the world.
Etsy prides itself on selling an array of fashionable and artistic items, but there’s nothing artistic or fashionable about killing animals. The company has a policy on animal-derived products that prohibits the sale of items made with the body parts of endangered species, ivory, bones from ivory-producing animals, or materials derived from cats and dogs. A ban on fur should be part of these restrictions.
Hundreds of other companies have already banned fur, and we’re calling on Etsy to do the same.
Sign our petition urging Etsy to update its Prohibited Items Policy with a fur ban.