More Action to help Angora Rabbits Plucked Alive – Includes Updated Retailer List.

Please click the links below to read previous posts if you have not already done so

Rabbits Scream in Pain as Their Fur is Plucked While They Are Alive!: https://rantingsfromavirtualsoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/rabbits-scream-in-pain-as-their-fur-is-plucked-while-they-are-alive/

Please Help Rabbits Tortured For Angora:
https://rantingsfromavirtualsoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/please-help-rabbits-tortured-for-angora/  –  Scroll to the end of this post for a simplified and updated list of retailers for you to write to.

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There follows more action you can take to help rabbits.

Please help PETA with their continuing campaign to stop this shockingly cruel treatment of rabbits.  Most of the information below is from PETA’s USA website however the suggested actions may be either taken by anyone or adapted to your own country.

Firstly an e-mail form to Tell Gap to Stop Squeezing Profits From Screaming Rabbits! Gap have stores worldwide so wherever you are please send an e-mail.

Warning distressing graphic. If you are likely to be effected please scroll down quickly to send the e-mail.

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5201

As you can see there has been an update so please edit the template letter to reflect this and make sure that Gap goes all the way by writing—and also encouraging everyone you know to write—to urge the company to BAN angora NOW!

Check out the link below for action taken by Animal advocates  who went to a Gap, Inc., store in both Hollywood, California, and Victoria, British Columbia, in order to “return” “bloody rabbits” meant to represent those whose angora fur had been ripped from their sensitive skin to make sweaters sold by the retailer.

http://www.peta.org/blog/bloody-rabbits-gap/

Please write letters and e-mail to the Chinese ambassador to your country

If you live in the USA you can use a PETA e-mail form to write to the Chinese Ambassador

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5171 Scroll down to send an e-mail. Please use as a template and add your own thoughts. If this is not possible just send as it as it is.

Or if you prefer using your own e-mail or write a postal letter the contact details of the Chinese Ambassador to the USA follows.  Also details for other countries.

If you are not sure how to address the ambassador here are some suggestions:

According to this website the correct salutation for a letter or e-mail is Dear Ambassador and His or Her Excellency followed by full their full name on the envelope http://www.debretts.com/forms-of-address/professions/diplomatic-service/foreign-ambassador.aspx May apply only to UK foreign ambassadors.

Also

http://uk.ask.com/question/what-is-the-proper-salutation-for-an-ambassador

Confusing? Isn’t it always.  I think it will be okay to  write His Excellency Ambassador Mr.  – add full name –  at the left hand corner of your e-mail or letter along with the embassy address  and address him as Dear Ambassador.

Whether these formalities make any real difference or not I have no idea, to my mind such salutations and others matter of etiquette are an anachronism and elevate one person above another. But that perhaps is another matter for another time. The most important thing to remember when writing is please be courteous.

USA
Ambassador: Cui Tiankai
Address: 3505, International Place, N.W., Washington DC 20008
Email: chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn

If you live elsewhere in the world please send an e-mail or postal letter to the Chinese Embassy in your own Country. There follows a short list, if your country is not included please use a search engine for details of contact information.

The UK

H.E. Ambassador MR. Liu Xiaoming

Address: 49-51 Portland Pl, London W1B 1JL

Email ambassador@chinese-embassy.org.uk

Australia

Ambassador: Chen Yuming

E-mail:  chinaemb_au@mfa.gov.cn

Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 Canberra

Germany

Ambassador: Wu Hongbo
Address: Markisches Ufer 54,10179, Berlin

Email: de@mofcom.gov.cn

Canada

Ambassador: Zhang Junsai
Address: 515 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1N 5H3
Email: chinaemb_ca@mfa.gov.cn

France

Ambassador: Kong Quan (concurrently Ambassador to Monaco)
Address: 11, av. George V, 75008, Paris

Email: chinaemb_fr@mfa.gov.cn

India

Ambassador: Zhang Yan
Address: 50-D, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021

Email: chinaemb_in@mfa.gov.cn

Italy

Ambassador: Ding Wei (concurrently Ambassador to San Marino)
Address: N0.56, Via Bruxelles, 00198 Rome

Email: chinaemb_it@mfa.gov.cn

Poland

Ambassador: Sun Yuxi
Address:Bonifraterska St.1,00-203, Warsaw

Email: ambchina@pol.pl

Netherlands

Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Jun
Address: Willem Lodewijklaan 10 2517 JT, The Hague

Email: chinaemb_nl@mfa.gov.cn

Don’t forget to write to retailers in your country

I have written to every retailer here in the UK

There have been some successes

Here in the UK Zara and Gap finally ban angora as shoppers threaten to boycott shops over the horrific plight of rabbits plucked alive for their fur

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2529849/Zara-Gap-finally-ban-angora-shoppers-horrified-plight-rabbits-plucked-alive-threaten-boycott-shops.html

Success is possible . Please carefully read : Retailers Who Have Dropped Angora – the List

Things are moving extremely fast in the campaign against angora. More and more companies are listening to their customers and ditching angora

http://blog.peta.org.uk/2013/12/retailers-who-have-dropped-angora-the-list/

If you have not already written please do so to all or as many retailers as you can included on the list below. Please write also to those who have indicated a ban to ensure all commitments to bans and investigations are followed through.

Store Update

The following  is an updated and simplified list now all in one place of retailers that sell angora. New Additions – scroll to the bottom . There are no doubt many more that I am not ware of please let me know about any retailers not on the list

Marks and Spencer

The Registered Office and Head Office of Marks & Spencer is

Marks and Spencer Group plc
Waterside House
35 North Wharf Road
London
W2 1NW

Telephone: 020 7935 4422

To send an e-mail click the link below

http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/site_contacts the only e-mail I can find is for customer services where after clicking “Contact us by e-mail click here” you are taken to a page where you will be asked to ” Select a subject for your e-mail” I choose “instore service and feedback”

Zara

Head Office

United Kingdom – London
120 Regent Street
LONDON
W1B 5FE
Tel. 44 20 78514300
Fax 44 20 78514301
Affiliate http://www.zara.com/uk/en/company/offices-c18002.html

Contact by e-mail

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactStorePage?catalogId=22051&categoryId=11113&langId=-1&storeId=10706

John Lewis

e-mail  Contact us @johnlewis.com
http://www.johnlewis.com/customer-services/essential-information#cq-i-contact – from what I can ascertain it is only possible to e-mail a specific shop. In which case I would e-mail the shop nearest to you or send a letter to head office

Head Office

John Lewis Partnership
Partnership House
Carlisle Place
London
SW1P 1BX

Tel: 0207 828 1000
http://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/about/the-partnership/head-office-location.html

Laura Ashley

Contact details by e-mail and post

http://www.lauraashley.com/page/contactusform

Head Office

Laura Ashley
27 Bagleys Lane
Fulham
London
SW6 2QA
Tel: 0207 880 5100
Fax: 0207 880 5200

http://www.lauraashley.com/about-laura-ashley/corporate-information/page/corporateinformation

Debanhams

e-mail

Scroll down there is a subject selection I chose general enquires

http://www.debenhams.com/wcsstore/DebenhamsUKSite/faq/our_online_services/contact_us.html#

DEBENHAMS – NATIONAL – HEAD OFFICE
1 Welbeck Street, London, Greater London, W1G 0AA
02074084444

Ted Baker

e-mail

http://www.tedbaker.com/uk/contact-us

Head Office

Ugly Brown Building
6a St Pancras Way
London
NW1 0TB
Tel: 020 7255 4800
Email: enquiries@tedbaker.com

http://www.tedbakerplc.com/ted/en/contactus/headoffice

Lidl

So difficult to find this contact link in tiny letters right at the bottom of the customer information page

e-mail form

http://www.lidl.com.mt/cps/rde/SID-FDE9C526-A6EE0F9C/www_lidl_mt/hs.xsl/contact-form.htm

Head Office

Lidl Head Office
Office
19 Worple Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4JS

https://foursquare.com/v/lidl-head-office/4c7291c7f3279c743ffbac2d

Regional Offices
http://property.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID-810E2A47-35FCF98D/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/6537.htm
ASOS

This is the only on-line contact information I could find

twitter https://twitter.com/ASOS   Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ASOS
http://www.asos.com/

Head Office

CUSTOMER CARE

ASOS.com, Customer Care
Building 2. Peoplebuilding
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead Industrial Estate
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4NW

http://www.asosplc.com/contacts.aspx

Net-A-Porter

e-mail

other enquires- feed back and suggestions:

feedback@net-a-porter.com

http://www.net-a-porter.com/Help/Contact-Us

Head Office

Address:
1
The Village Offices
Westfield London Shopping Centre
Ariel Way
London
W12 7GF

http://www.192.com/atoz/business/london-w12/representative-office/net-a-porter/9a180e8ed18f724aec6ce62925898a23fa9ec416/ml/

La redoute.

Customer Services. Phone Number 01274-729544.

No-one at their HQ in the UK could give me the address for the HQ in France, they just gave me a

telephone number in Paris to ring…. 0033 156 929800.

On-line Form:
http://www.laredoute.co.uk/help/contactform.aspx

There is the following UK address on their website under Head Office Contact details:

Redcats (UK) plc
2 Holdsworth Street
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 4AH

http://www.laredoute.co.uk/privacy-policy.aspx

Phase Eight

There is an on-line form on their website:
http://www.phase-eight.co.uk/fcp/content/Contactus/content – Choose General enquiry

Head Office

Phase Eight (Fashions & Designs) Ltd,
90 Peterborough Road,
Fulham.
London SW6 3HH.

New Look

Tel. Customer Services 0844-499 6690

Or there is an on-line form on their website. Go to their contact us. Then go to their help

centre….then scroll down to the bottom of the page to Ask Your Question and you will find the email form.

http://www.newlook.com/furniture/contact_us.jsp – choose general feedback may be the best option

This sounds like a pretty unconvincing address, but I was told that this is where the knitwear buyer

is located….

New Look
PO Box 782
Exeter
EX1 9TY

Other contact addresses – http://www.newlookgroup.com/contact-us
Also Facebook https://www.facebook.com/newlookfashion and Twitter https://twitter.com/newlookfashion

Main Office

Main office
New Look Customer services
PO Box 782
EXETER
EX1 9TY

Whistles

E -mail enquiries@whistles.co.uk

Head Office:

Whistles
183 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1BU

Oasis

A really hard-to-find online form to contact them with.

contact
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/content/contactus/information?lng=&ctry=null
Head Office:

Oasis,
69-77 Paul Street ,
Tower Hamlets,
London EC2A 4NQ.

http://ukplaces.com/fashion-shops/city/oasis-storeshead-office

House of Frazer

Tel. 0845 602 1073

On line contact form on their website.
http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-hof-Site/default/ContactUS-EnquiryForm

EnquiryForm
A long list of enquiry options though none for a general enquiry. I would choose “other store enquiry”

Head Office:

House of Frazer,
Granite House
31 Stockwell Street
Glasgow
G1 4RZ

UK address:
American Apparel UK
123-125, Curtain Road
London
EC2A 3BX
UK

US Postal address:

American Apparel
747 Warehouse St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

American Apparel

Online contact form at their website.

http://store.americanapparel.co.uk/help/contact.jsp

Facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/americanappareluk?brand_redir=1

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/americanapparel


NEXT
On-line Form
http://help.next.co.uk/Contact.aspx
Head Office
Next Retail Ltd
Desford Road
Enderby
Leicester
LE194AT
http://help.next.co.uk/Section.aspx?ItemId=10466

Matalan
Email:”mailto: cs@matalanonline.co.uk
http://www.matalan.co.uk/customer-services/customer-services-home

Head Office
Matalan
Gillibrands Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9TB
http://www.192.com/atoz/business/skelmersdale-wn8/sc/matalan-retail-ltd/c6db7a9689ae81a611a89d0ddebcf003d3412593/comp/

Evans

This retailer is number one with regards to difficult to find contact details.

On-line form – There are two on-line forms .  I would worry about the reliability of either concerning this issue and recommend that you write a letter if possible.
http://www.evans.co.uk/en/evuk/category/contact-us-250056/home?geoip=noredirect

Evans / Arcadia
Head Office
This is the only address I could find other than one for recruitment.
This is the head office for the Arcadia group which includes Evans and a number of other high street shops.

COLEGRAVE HOUSE
70 BERNERS STREET
LONDON
W1T 3NL

Harvey Nichols
e-mail-  contactus@harveynichols.com

Harvey Nichols Head Office
365 Chiswick High Road,
Chiswick, London,
W4 4HS.

http://www.harveynichols.com/head-office
Selfridges
Customer Services – email customerservices@selfridges.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Selfridges

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/selfridges

Registered office:
Selfridges,
400 Oxford Street,
Marylebone,
London W1U 1AB

Fenwicks
(Head Office and Department Store).
39 Northumberland Street.
Newcastle upon Tyne. NE99  1AR

e-mail  newcastle.enquiries@fenwick.co.uk

http://www.fenwick.co.uk/contact-us

Edinburgh Woollen Mill
On-line form
http://www.ewm.co.uk/contact/
Postal address
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd.
Waverley Mills
Langholm
Dumfriesshire
Scotland
DG13 0EB
French Connection
On-line form
https://www.frenchconnection.com/contact+us.htm I choose product question
e-mail enquiries@frenchconnection.com

Postal address
French Connection
3rd Floor
Matrix Beta
Matrix Business Park
Swansea
SA6 8RE
River Island
On-line form
http://www.riverisland.com/how-can-we-help/contact-us

e-mail –  customer.services@river-island.com

Postal Address

Customer Service Dept.
River Island
Chelsea House
Westgate
London, W5 1DR

British Home Stores
On-line form https://www.bhs.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUs?catalogId=34096&storeId=13077&krypto=go6qn4y17rLgdm9PHlUZZczNWHvEDmmYQPFOj75iI7Z7VSSEUjSmEjjcNS3bFB3f4APY3Mczdzve%0ADodkOXpHfA%3D%3D

Postal Address

Bhs Limited,
6th Floor North West House,
127-129 Marylebone Road,
London, NW1 5PX

Top Shop/Topman
Concerning Top Shop. This store is really unhelpful as regard to any obvious contact information on its website other than by telephone. I tracked down a customer service e-mail address included in the Terms and Conditions Page right at the bottom customer. service@TOPSHOP.COM.
https://www.topshop.com/checkout_popups/terms.html
I recommend that for this store a letter would most certainly be the best option.

Top Man have an on-line contact form – choose Stock Query
https://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUs?catalogId=33056&storeId=12555&krypto=0XlaxvcqXyD3c%2FWhCmMNltqacHac13LtDOD9oLVFwuy0ugy%2FfGZ4nWPnwyMTmCXbVv%2BOSSUJ71JG%0A2dHDGpL5%2Fxq9dYOrhhyyyICvS5K4

Heard Office
Topshop Topman
47-48 Berners Street, London, Greater London, W1T 3NF
http://www.118118.com/merchant/category/london/255747-topshop-topman-head-office
Wallis
On-line form for customer service – https://www.wallis.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUs?catalogId=33058&storeId=12557&krypto=9zD%2BR0xoCwhKuE8fOmcba6rYLlJQ%2FCd5zaEuJ925BFPCwA8AImhIu03AJUBSNfMvGqToj6a8eo4w%0ALjq03R3nn3l49xDvHg%2F9yiD0YY6%2BdAc%3D

There appears to be no head office address for Wallis
Wallis however like Evans is part of the Arcadia Group.

This is the address of the head Office of Arcadia
COLEGRAVE HOUSE
70 BERNERS STREET
LONDON
W1T 3NL

Harrods LTD
On-line Contact form
http://www.harrods.com/contact-us

Harrods
87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Simply Be/Fashion World,

I think Simply Be and Fashion World belong to the same group – all very complicated as I am unfamiliar with either. Below is the best I could do with tracking down their contact details. if anyone has any further contact information regarding either please let me know.
Really hard work finding contact details for this retailer.
https://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/contactus.jsp –

On-line form. I choose the “our products” option
https://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/contactus.jsp?destination=contactus_form&pageFrom=menu&formDisplay=ourProducts

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SimplyBeFashion

Twitter
https://twitter.com/SimplyBeUK

This is the only postal address I could find
Address:
Griffin House
40 Lever Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M60 6ES

 http://www.192.com/atoz/business/manchester-m60/mail-order-houses/fashion-world/ddd9827c788a4b4095db4a73abbc20987f7a0adc/ml/

Yours Clothing,

On-line Form: http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/contactus.aspx
Registered office:

Yours Clothing
1184 Lincoln Road,
Werrington,
Peterborough,
Cambs,
PE4 6LA,
United Kingdom.
http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/contactus.aspx

Don’t overlook the  supermarkets
Sainsburys
On-line Form
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/contact_us/contact_us.jsp

Sainsburys
33 Holborn
London
EC1N 2HT
Tesco
On-line form – https://www.tescohelp.com/tesco/forms/direct_form.html
I think it is best if you can to send a letter by post as there is no real e-mail or online form- at least one that looks reliable. The above which is for Tesco Direct is probably the best way to make  contact on-line. I would not recommend on-line contact with this store.

Postal Address
Tesco Head Office
Shire Park, Falcon Way
AL7 1TW Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

ASDA

There appears to be no on-line contact address for ASDA. Clicking on their contact link right at the bottom of the homepage http://www.asda.com/ takes you to this page https://asda.custhelp.com/app/helphome?cmpid=ahc-_-soc-bnf7-_-asdacom-dsk-_-hp-_-foot which as you will see is anything but a contact page, no e-mail, no on-line form. Anyone would think they do not wish to hear from their customers.

So please if you are able to write only one postal letter please write it to  ASDA.

ASDA
Southbank,
Great Wilson St,
Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS11 5AD

If for some reason letters are not possible please send a tweet https://twitter.com/asda/?item=bnf13
Or contact by their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Asda?item=bnf14

Liberty’s

E-mail –  customerservices@liberty.co.uk

Postal address

Customer Services,
Liberty Store,
Regent Street
London W1B 5AH

Ralph Lauren Ltd

Head Office UK
16 Cork Street, London, Greater London, W1S 3LU
http://www.118118.com/merchant/category/london/1293289-ralph-lauren-ltd-head-office

E-mail form UK

http://www.ralphlauren.co.uk/helpdesk/contactCSR/index.jsp?display=store&subdisplay=contact&ab=footer_emailus

USA

Head Office

650 Madison Ave C1, New York, NY 10022, United States

http://www.ralphlauren.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=store&subdisplay=contact&ab=footer_emailus

For more countries see a drop down list of Ralph Lauren shops world wide by clicking the link below than click Shop for a drop down menu and store locator. Select your country than scroll down the opening page for contact details Customer Assistance.

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3 thoughts on “More Action to help Angora Rabbits Plucked Alive – Includes Updated Retailer List.

  1. You’ve listed a staggering number of contact points. Thank you.

    (ps…when I try to share your posts via your button, nothing happens…and when I copy/paste your link in facebook…facebook behaves hinkey with a wordpress link…it posts it but doesn’t capture any prevue info). I posted it anyway but I can’t figure out why the button doesn’t work for me.

    • Thank you for letting me know about the Facebook share problem and thanks for wanting to share my posts. I will look into this. I sent you an e-mail when you first mentioned this, perhaps you did not receive it.

      I have clicked the button and it seems okay, at least a window appears to sign in. This is the first time I have clicked on a Facebook Share button as I do not have a Facebook account, so I assume that part is is okay. Maybe it is a glitch of some sort though after all this time I would have thought it would have been resolved. Word press has many glitches and is a difficult blogging platform at the best of times. Will check it again and get my son to check also as he has a Facebook account. Once again many thanks for telling me about this. I will ask around and see if anyone else is having this problem and do a search on WordPress. Will let you know what I find out.

      • Up date to the above. My son has just tried the Facebook share button and it seemed to work okay including the prevue. Does seem odd that it does not work for you. Sadly though for various reasons some functions just do not work as they are supposed to for some people while working okay for others. Word press is a bit of a nightmare sometimes for me with formatting that will not behave as it should no matter how many times I try to get it right. Yet for others it appears not to be a problem. I will ask an -online friend with a Facebook account to try the same thing, but it may take a few days.

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