Action Alert: Please Sign the Petition Asking Etsy to Stop Selling Endangerd Wildlife Fur

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/266/408/337/tell-etsy-that-endangered-animals-arent-products/


The fur on sale can be seen here.  Below is the blog posting by Saving Snow Leopards.  Please show your support by signing the petition.  Thank you.


by Sibylle on May 31, 2013

We’ve ramped up the campaign to encourage Etsy to take a stand against selling wildlife parts. Sadly Etsy’s CEO Chad Dickerson still maintains it is up to individual sellers to decide what they will and won’t sell on the site, including endangered animal parts.

The Snow Leopard Trust has also written to Etsy and started a petition after we discovered a seller listing snow leopard fur. Please help convince Etsy to take action. We have over 2000 signatories but want 10,000.

Sign the petition here – http://www.thepetitionsite.com/266/408/337/tell-etsy-that-endangered-animals-arent-products/

Other global sites like Ebay have very strict policies in place for its sellers and also keep an eye on what is listed. We ask Etsy to do the same. help save our wildlife and make the Etsy community proud.

Thanks for your support.

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3 thoughts on “Action Alert: Please Sign the Petition Asking Etsy to Stop Selling Endangerd Wildlife Fur

  1. Below is a copy of an e-mail I have just received in relation to the petition.

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    Dear friend

    You have just helped score a big win for wildlife!

    A few weeks ago, you signed our petition asking Etsy.com to stop allowing products made with parts of endangered species to be listed on their site.

    Today, I am happy to let you know that Etsy has answered your call! The company has announced new policies designed to stop the trade in products made with parts of endangered animals in their marketplace – effective immediately.
    Etsy deserves credit for stepping up for wildlife! While their announcement does not explicitly acknowledge the influence you’ve had on their policy change, the wording reflects what you and over 33,000 other wildlife supporters have pointed out: that the trade in products made with parts of endangered species is not only illegal in most cases, but also puts these animals at risk. Today’s policy change means that there is one less loophole for poachers to exploit. Make no mistake: YOU made this change happen!

    From everyone at the Snow Leopard Trust, I want to thank you for raising your voice for wildlife and helping to convince Etsy.com to do the right thing.

    People like you give me hope for the future of the snow leopard. There are only between 4500 and 7000 of these magnificent cats left in the wild – and we need your help to protect them. Please consider signing up for our monthly snow leopard email newsletter that will keep you updated on all the latest developments in snow leopard conservation: http://www.snowleopard.org/enews

    Brad Rutherford, Executive Director, Snow Leopard Trust

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