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February 4, 2018

Takealot Fur Shame

Despite pleas from the public and animal welfare organisations, Takealot.com, South Africa’s largest online retailer continues for sell fur products.

The fur industry is well known for it’s brutal treatment of animals which has resulted in Norway, one of the world’s leading fur producers, to introduce a ban on fur farms. Fur farming is already illegal in Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.

Fur Free SA and Beauty Without Cruelty (SA) confirm they have made Takealot aware of the facts surrounding the fur industry, but they say communication with the retailer has been fruitless.

Every year, over 1 billion rabbits and 50 million other animals – including foxes, seals, mink and dogs – are raised on fur farms or trapped in the wild and killed for their pelts. Because the majority of fur is imported from China or or countries with poor regulation, many fur items are mislabeled as “faux”.

Activists have called upon the public to boycott Takealot in order to encourage them to rethink their fur policy.

How you can help

  1. Sign the petition
  2. Stop supporting Takealot
  3. Write a letter to Takealot requesting them to remove fur items from their shelves