[A repost which will be repeated every Saturday until they stop selling fur]
March 31st Update: Hey here's something - Look at the search results when you type in Cricket shop Liverpool
April 21st Update: Previous coverage here
May 21st Update: Protestor arrested at the Cricket demo
June 16th Update: Visit the campaign website:
Fur Free Liverpool
We like locally owned and operated businesses. We try to support them by shopping there and recommending them to our friends. But what we don’t like is when they sell fur.
To get their fur some of these animals are farmed and skinned alive…
Nearly all the retailers has seen sense now and do not sell fur anymore. Fashion wise, wearing fur these days is very unpopular. But there are still some shops that want to profit from this cruelty and try to sell it. In Liverpool, Cricket is that shop.
Every Saturday there will be protests and demonstrations outside the store to alert the public about this and if you have some time to join in they’ll be there from 12.30 onwards. (There will be a demo outside the shop every week until Cricket see sense and stop selling this stuff. )
Excerpt from a previous article »
In February 2006, Liverpool â€˜fashion storeâ€™ Cricket told the Liverpool Echo that, following protests, it would no longer include real animal fur in itâ€™s collection. This Winter, Cricket went back on itâ€™s word, stocking Coyote, Mink, Fox and raccoon fur.
Mink Fox and raccoon are reared on factory farms in conditions which lead them to go mad, self-mutilate and attack cage mates. Coyotes are caught in barbaric leghold traps, banned in dozens of countries worldwide.
Local campaigners have been picketing the shop since November (and receiving lots of harassment from the local police as a result) Cricket will not enter into dialogue with the protesters and insist they will continue to sell real fur.
You can contact the shop and let them know how you feel about this is by writing to:
Justine Mills at 10 Cavern Walks
0151 227 4645
or using the contact form on their website.
If you want to register your protest via the written word please be polite and point out to them that this is very bad form – and bad publicity for them.
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