PETITION TARGET: TJX Companies, Inc. CEO Ernie Herrman
UPDATE: We sent our petition to TJX Companies. Thank you to everyone who signed. Although they state that they do “not knowingly source goods containing angora,” unfortunately, TJX still has not committed to an official animal welfare policy. We are disappointed that a company would not take such a commonsense measure, and we will continue to do all we can to advocate for animals. — Lady Freethinker Staff
At barbaric wool farms, workers snatch Angora rabbits from filthy, crammed cages, violently pin the helpless bunnies down, and forcefully rip their fur from their skin. Their ear-piercing screams are ignored for years until the animals are no longer considered profitable; then, their throats are slit and they’re thrown away like trash.
Global retailer TJX Companies, Inc. — which owns TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post, and more — sells cruel Angora fur and other inhumane products, despite hundreds of other major retailers throughout the world dropping Angora fur from their inventories.
TJX has no animal welfare policy in place, and it’s time to adopt one, ending the pain and suffering of defenseless bunnies and all animals abused for profit.
A proposal to conduct a report on animal welfare in their supply chain in June 2020 earned 7.59 percent shareholder support — a substantial result for this type of proposal. A second, similar proposal requesting that the company analyze the risks of continuing to operate without an animal welfare policy is now on the ballot for a June 8 company meeting — and the reintroduced initiative needs your support.
Tell TJX that it has a moral and social responsibility to ensure its products are cruelty-free and appropriately sourced.
Sign this petition urging TJX CEO Ernie Herrman to immediately conduct a report on animal welfare in their supply chain, and implement an effective policy that keeps cruelty off of store shelves.