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					‘Tis the season...to buy fur?
Every year, holiday cheer means many big retailers pedal real fur and fur trim in stores,
catalogs, and online malls. Have you been shopping lately? It’s not just the snooty old guard like
Neiman Marcus, Saks, or Nordstrom—but also trendy stores such as Express and bebe. Even
cost-conscious giants JC Penneys, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Sears
plug fur.

Whether it’s “only rabbit,” “only decorative trim,” or a forest of furry animals, ALL fur represents
needless suffering and death.

Please take the time to contact the stores on the Big List, 2004/2005. Many have email
addresses. Some don’t. Refer to FULL CONTACT INFORMATION in this alert for complete
street addresses, phone/fax, and web email forms.

If you personally shop at any of these stores, let them know how you feel about their
indifference to animal abuse. And remember: Keep the anti-fur voice loud and clear at holiday
time and beyond.

Kinship Circle


EMAIL BLOCK
(Includes all email addresses in this alert)
Some recipients have no emails. Please write, fax, call, or send comments via website form.

karen_katz@neimanmarcus.com
offices@neimanmarcus.com
ecare@ecare.neimanmarcus.com
MMashouf@bebe.com
askus@bebe.com
blkanadata@fds.com
customer.relations@coat.com
talk@expressfashion.com
HKahn@fds.com
macysmaildesk@fds.com
bruce.nordstrom@nordstrom.com
dnichols@fds.com
RKlein@fds.com
Janine_Bolin@saksinc.com
Julia_Bentley@saksinc.com
Alan.Lacy@sears.com
roycie_earvin@may-co.com
FULL CONTACT INFORMATION
Address, phone/fax, web form

Neiman Marcus
Karen Katz, President and CEO & Richard A. Smith, Chairman
1618 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
ph: 800-937-9146 (ask for executive office); email: karen_katz@neimanmarcus.com
general emails: offices@neimanmarcus.com, ecare@ecare.neimanmarcus.com

Neiman Marcus Customer Relations
P.O. BOX 650589
Dallas, TX 75265-0589
web email form: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/service/contactus.jhtml

bebe stores, inc.
Manny Mashouf, President
400 Valley Drive
Brisbane, CA 94005
ph: 877-423-2303, 877-232-3777; fax: 415-715-3939
email: MMashouf@bebe.com; general email: askus@bebe.com

*Bloomingdale’s Inc. not in email block. No email address found.
Bloomingdale's, Inc.
Mr. Michael Gould, Chairman
1000 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10022
ph: 212-705-2000; fax: 212-705-2805
web email form: http://www.bloomingdales.com/service/contact/index.ognc

Bloomingdales
Mr. Edwin Holman, President
155 E. 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
ph: 212-705-2000; email: eholman@fds.com; general email: blkanadata@fds.com
web email form: http://www.bloomingdales.com/service/contact/index.ognc?bhcp=1

Burlington Coat Factory
Monroe G. Milstein, Chairman & Mr. Andrew Milstein, Executive Vice President of Merchandise
1830 N. Route 130
Burlington Township, NJ 08016
ph: 609-387-7800; fax: 609-387-7071; email: customer.relations@coat.com
web email form: http://www.coat.com/contact/epiphany7c.shtml

Express, LLC
Ken Stevens, CEO
One Limited Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43230
ph: 614-415-4000, toll-free: 800-477-8844; fax: 614-415-4200
email: talk@expressfashion.com
*JC Penney Company, Inc. not in email block. No email address found.
JC Penney Company, Inc.
Allen Questrom, Chairman and CEO
6501 Legacy Drive; Plano, TX 75024-3698
ph: 972-431-1000; fax: 972-431-1362
web email form: http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/emailus.aspx?VID=&Email=
[click on “Customer Service”]
web email form: http://www.jcpenneyeservices.com/csrv/frm_customerservice.asp

Macy's East
Ronald Klein, Chairman and CEO & Mr. Harold Kahn, President and CEO
151 W. 34th Street; New York, NY 10001
ph: 212-695-4400, toll-free: 800-289-6229; fax: 212-494-1057
email: HKahn@fds.com; general email: macysmaildesk@fds.com
web email form: http://www.fds.com/contact/service.asp

Nordstrom, Inc.
Mr. Bruce A. Nordstrom, Chairman
1617 Sixth Ave.; Seattle, WA 98101-1742
ph: 206-628-2111; fax: 206-628-1795
email: bruce.nordstrom@nordstrom.com

Rich's/Lazarus/Goldsmith's
Mr. David L. Nichols, Chairman, CEO & Mr. Ronald Klein, Chairman, CEO
223 Perimeter Center Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30346
ph: 770-913-4000; fax: 770-913-5114
email: dnichols@fds.com, RKlein@fds.com

Saks Fifth Avenue
Mr. Frederick W. Wilson, Chairman and CEO & Ms. Christina Johnson, President and CEO
12 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
ph: 212-940-4048, 212-940-5305; fax: 212-940-4299; 1-800-221-3297
customer relations email: Janine_Bolin@saksinc.com
public relations email: Julia_Bentley@saksinc.com
web email form: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Entry.jsp [click on “Email” at bottom right]

Sears, Roebuck and Company
Mr. Alan Lacy, Chairman and CEO
3333 Beverly Road, BC-118A
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
ph: 847-286-8316; fax: 847-286-7829; email: Alan.Lacy@sears.com

*Victoria’s Secret not in email block. No email address found.
Victoria's Secret
Grace A. Nichols, CEO
4 Limited Pkwy. East
Reynoldsburg, OH 43608
ph: 614-577-7000; fax: 614-577-7047
web email form: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/html/custsrvc/contact/product/
The May Company
Gene Kahn, CEO
611 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
ph: 314-342-6300; email: roycie_earvin@may-co.com

*Lord and Taylor not in email block. No email address found.
Lord and Taylor
Jane Elfers, CEO
424 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
ph: 212-391-3344 x7789

*The Marmaxx Group Dept. Stores not in email block. No email address found.
The Marmaxx Group Department Stores
Carol Meyrowitz, President
770 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA 01701
ph: 508-390-2323

*Marshalls, Inc. not in email block. No email address found.
Marshalls, Inc.
200 Brickstone Sq.
Andover, MA 01810
ph: 1-888-Marshalls
web email form: http://www.marshallsonline.com/customer_service.asp

*TJ Maxx not in email block. No email address found.
TJ Maxx
Edmond English, President and CEO
770 Cochituate Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
ph: 1-800-926-6299, 508-390-1000
web email form: http://tjxp.tjxcos.com/tjmaxx/contact.aspx?t=S

*Marshall Field’s not in email block. No email address found.
Marshall Field's
Bob Ulrich, CEO
111 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
web email form: http://www.fields.com/common/contact_store_questions.jsp

*Lane Bryant Company not in email block. No email address found.
Lane Bryant Company
Dorrit J. Bern, Chairman and CEO
P.O. Box 910
Milford, Ohio 45150
web email form: https://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/custsvc/lb/email_us.asp
Dear [NAME OF STORE, PRESIDENT/CEO or CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT],

I am frustrated an innovative store such as yours continues to promote fur. Like many shoppers,
I cannot in good conscious patronize a store that sells fur and/or fur trim items.

Whether you market “only rabbit,” “only decorative trim,” or a wide range of animals, ALL fur
represents needless animal mistreatment. I sincerely hope you will replace real fur products with
any of the sophisticated and warm faux alternatives. Please join the long list of conscientious
retailers—including Forever 21, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Zara and others—
that no longer peddle animal cruelty.

I commend your company if it has endeavored to implement a fur-free policy in the past, or if
some of your stores remain fur-free. Please reinstate a no-fur directive at all store locations, so I
may once again feel comfortable purchasing your merchandise.

I appreciate the consumer demand that dictates retail inventory, however an ethical company
must draw the line at endorsing a product derived from extreme animal abuse.

Fur bearing animals are not covered under the Humane Slaughter Act. Consequently, they do
not receive even minimal protections. Most ranch-raised animals are electrocuted through their
genitals. A metal conductor is lodged in the animal’s throat and an electric prod is pushed inside
the rectum in order to transmit a 240-volt electrical shock. The alert animal convulses for two or
more minutes before he or she succumbs to the force of a massive heart attack.

To minimize expenses, other animals are crudely “neck-popped,” injected with pesticides, or
asphyxiated with carbon monoxide from unfiltered engine exhaust. Animals farmed for their fur
live as horribly as they die, confined in dingy, waste-soaked cages where many perish from
dehydration, starvation or self-mutilation.

Wild-caught animals are mutilated in steel-jaw leghold traps. Some chew off their own limbs to
escape the pain. Others—on the trap line without water or food, sometimes for days—twitch
helplessly until the trapper returns to crush, shoot, suffocate or drown them. Two to ten times as
many non-target animals (dogs, cats, deer, livestock) are caught in the traps.

Please keep me informed of any plans to go 100% faux. I will gladly visit your stores when they
stop supporting the unquestionably violent and inhumane fur trade.

Thank you,

				
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