22,000! That’s how many signatures we now have on the petition asking Etsy.com to take down all listings with endangered animal furs and parts, including snow leopard fur.
Thanks to all who have signed this petition which is going to Etsy Ceo Mr Chad Dickerson.
So many people love Etsy but are appalled. What are people saying on the petition?
From UK -“I have a little shop on ETSY and this is not the right thing for you to be doing, please close the loop holes that allow this, it gives us all a bad name.”
From Australia – ” Please stop selling fur and other products from endangered animals. by continuing to sell endangered animal products you are encouraging poachers an d contributing to the extinction of these animals, especially the Snow Leopard. Be a responsible corporate citizen. I and my family and friends will not buy from you until you do.”
From USA – “Many magnificent species, including big cats, elephants, and rhinos are being hunted to the brink of extinction for their parts. This horror MUST be stopped. Etsy, please do your part and avoid abetting these horrible crimes in any way. Vintage items may seem as though they aren’t part of this, but unfortunately their sale encourages the continued poaching of endangered animals. Please do the responsible thing and abide by the law.”
From India – “Dear Mr. Dickerson, as a Himalayan conservationist who’s spent a substantial portion of his life, working to save the endangered Snow Leopard and it’s fragile mountain habitat, you can imagine my dismay at finding that your establishment is selling women’s garments trimmed with ‘genuine snow leopard fur.’ I would like to express my deep anguish & indignation at finding this out. May I request you , with all the earnestness I can muster, to ensure that your store puts an end to this reprehensible activity.”
If you haven’t joined the 22,000 people who have signed this petition please do so here. Together we can change Mr Dickerson’s mind and help Etsy and its community do the right thing.