Fur sales at the Bay

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Fur sales at the Bay

Yesterday one of our directors went to the Bay at the Richmond Centre Mall and saw that they were holding a fur sale. The Bay holds these fur sales at different Bay locations each weekend throughout the winter season.

Several weeks ago we disrupted one of theses sales at the Bay in downtown Vancouver. Security guards were incredibly aggressive and were seen pushing and shoving our activists, including one elderly lady.

The Bay had gone fur-free several years ago, but is now selling fur again.

Our director attempted to take a picture of the person running the fur sale as he refused to give her his card. When she tried, he grabbed her hand as if he wanted to break it. She then was able to speak to a store manager who made the fur sale guy give her his card and also gave her his own information.

Please contact the Bay and ask them to stop holding these fur sales and to go back to being a fur-free company. Tell them that you will not shop there until they remove all fur from their stores, including closing their “fur salon.”

Phone: 416-861-6437
Contact form: http://www.thebay.com/stores/shop/ContactView?storeId=10052&langId=1

There is no reason to wear fur in the twenty-first century. Animals are trapped and die slow and painful deaths or are raised on miserable fur farms and anally electrocuted or skinned alive. There are no laws that protect animals on fur farms.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283zRy7rO84]


4 Comments

furstinks

December 22, 2008 at 3:12 am

I know the fur sales person you are talking about. He is very rude as are all the managers that work at the Bay. They are very defensive about the fur. All you need to do is ask any of them about the fur and they start to interrogate you. I’m not surprised he tried to break your Director’s hand.

I was shopping at the Bay not so long ago. I tried speaking to the fur salesman about the fur and the conditions of the animals. He immediately snapped his fingers as if he’s calling for servants and said “security, security, animal activist!”. I laughed it off and asked for the manager. I refused to be treated like a criminal when I’m there just doing my shopping like anyone else. When the manager came she was no better. She just started telling me that I can just shop elsewhere if I don’t agree with them.

I shook my head and walked away. Can you believe that’s how the Bay deals with customer complaints?
Outrageous!

veggievancouver

December 24, 2008 at 1:59 am

i had no idea the bay still sold fur. wow!

Canaduck

December 24, 2008 at 2:34 am

OMG he tried to break her hand?

I guess you shouldn’t expect better from someone who thinks it’s okay to treat animals like the ones in the video.

Did anyone get it on video?

Joanne

February 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm

The 1-800 number is useless. The call centre is in India. Please contact their purchasing department at 416-861-6437

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