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PETA gets clothing retailer Papaya to drop fur products

December 28, 2010 |  3:22 pm

Papaya Clothing retailer Papaya has agreed to drop garments made with animal fur at its more than 90 outlets across the United States, bowing to pressure from the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Papaya, a moderately priced retailer with 22 stores in California, joins retailers such as Wet Seal, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, J. Crew and Eddie Bauer in agreeing to no longer sell fur products, PETA said in a news release.

“Papaya saves its customers from becoming fashion victims and now the company’s anti-fur policy extends the same courtesy to animals,” PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews said in the release.

The retailer made the decision after receiving videos from PETA showing animals being “abused and killed for their fur,” the group said.

Kenneth Yi, director of operations for Papaya, confirmed that the company had agreed to stop selling clothing made with animal fur. He said the retailer intended to sell the “very few” remaining fur products in its stores but would not order new fur items in the future.

--Stuart Pfeifer 

Photo credit: Papaya