Online Merchant Brings The Humane Society of the United States' List of
Fur-Free Retailers and Designers to 100
SALT LAKE CITY, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At a joint news conference today, online retail giant Overstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) and The Humane Society of the United States announced Overstock.com will no longer sell products online that contain animal fur effective today. With annual revenues exceeding $700 million, Overstock.com becomes the 100th name on The Humane Society of the United States' list of fur-free retailers and designers. It is the first purely online retailer to commit to a fur-free policy.
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer offering high-quality, brand-name merchandise at discount prices. The company offers 100,000 products on their website -- including apparel, designer accessories, bed-and-bath goods and sporting goods -- in addition to nearly 700,000 media products for sale. Overstock.com also operates a socially responsible goods department, Worldstock.
Patrick M. Byrne, chairman and chief executive officer of Overstock.com said, "The Humane Society of the United States brought to our attention its issues about the fur industry. They did so in a thoughtful, measured way. We listened, and decided that they are right. So we are going fur-free."
"We are delighted to have such a powerhouse in the online retail
industry join the list of retailers and designers who reject the cruel
practices of the fur industry," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of
The Humane Society of the United States. "By refusing to sell animal fur,
Overstock.com is distinguishing itself as a compassionate and socially
responsible company. The company has set a standard for
|SOURCE Overstock.com, Inc.|
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