Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nordstrom. Cherry Hill, NJ. Demonstration. Inching their Way to a Clear Conscience.

Believe it or not, there is not one major department store that has gone fur-free in spite of all the protests, all the video and photo evidences of cruelty, all the common sensical arguments against the fur trade. But In Defense of Animals (IDA) cautions us about Nordstrom, a fourth generation family business whose owners reportedly refuse to wear fur themselves although their store sells it. The department store managers claim that there is a demand for it, and so fur coats are on the racks.

Every year, fifty million wild animals are brutally slaughtered for their fur, for the sake of high(?) fashion. That's 50,000,000. The animals are usually dumped in a heap, without skin and fur, still alive, to suffer a slow death. Think of that the next time you see a classy(?) lady stride pass you in her(?) fur coat.

I don’t know if the Nordstroms are in a moral dilemma, if they are agonizing over which way to go. Should they seek a clear conscience or continue to squeeze every little bit of juice from a diminishing source of profit? Nevertheless, there seems to be a contradiction in their lives or in the thinking of the people who advise them. So, on the recommendation of IDA, we should treat them as a sort of work-in-progress. They have, reportedly, abandoned their fur salons and removed fur from their private lines. In other words, lay off the heavy bombardment, nothing more than small arms fire at the moment.

Ceasefire, not really.

Nordstrom will be opening a new store in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. There will be a demonstration at the site on March 27, 28, and 29 ( Friday-Sunday ) anytime during their business hours. The store is located at 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Please Yahoo Map the address if you’re going. For more info, contact Matt Rossell at /
503- 890 – 5151.

If you want to send a message to the head honcho at Nordstrom, here is Blake Nordstrom’s email : Be courteous, intelligent, and coherent.

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