What You Can Do About Whole Foods

Jun 25, 2014 by

What You Can Do About Whole Foods
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House Rabbit Society urges our members and other rabbit lovers to contact Whole Foods to ask them to stop selling rabbit meat at their stores!

We have just sent them a letter on behalf of HRS asking them to stop, and now we are asking YOU to contact Whole Foods yourself until they reconsider this poor decision that puts America’s third most popular companion mammal into the meat counter.

Image courtesy @FidelRabbit

Image courtesy @FidelRabbit

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Educate yourself about the lives that rabbits who live on meat farms suffer.  This is how Whole Foods’ rabbits are raised; and this is how they are killed.
  2. Tell Whole Foods to stop selling rabbits. Feel free to borrow the language from our letter.  They also responded to our letter and we responded back to them, and you can borrow language from our response as well.
  3. Tell Whole Foods managers, staffers, and customers, what great animals rabbits are, and in particular, emphasize New Zealand rabbits, the rabbits being raised and killed for meat. Print out our “ruby eyed”  poster here and bring it along with you!
  4. Tell others to get onboard, via Facebook or Twitter.
  5. Sign the online petition at Change.org.
  6. If you feel moved to do so, stop shopping at Whole Foods and take your business elsewhere until they stop selling rabbit meat.

WF Childs Plea FlyerYou can find posters, materials, and other resources at the following websites:

Here are a few ways to contact Whole Foods

Whole Foods website:  http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/customer-service

Whole Foods email: customer.questions@wholefoods.com

Whole Foods Twitter account:@WholeFoods and @WholeFoodsPR

Whole Foods Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/wholefoods

Individual store locations (to call): http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list

John Mackey
Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703-4644
Fax: 512-482-7000

Regional Contacts

imageWhole Foods is selling rabbits in five regions of the country: Mid Atlantic, Northeast, North Atlantic, Midwest, and Northern California. Please contact the regional management in those areas, as well as the store managers of your local stores. You can find their regional contacts here. Contacting them through Twitter at @WholeFoods, through their customer service form, and of course through your local store, will work no matter where you live.