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 in Northern California!

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.

You 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

If you have a twitter account, you can tweet @WholeFoodsNorCA @WholeFoods and @WholeFoodsPR

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

Rob Twyman
President, Northern California Region
Whole Foods Market
5980 Horton Street, Suite 200
Emeryville, CA 94608
Fax: 510-428-7410
Phone: 510-428-7400
rob.twyman@wholefoods.com

Dan Neuerburg
Meat Coordinator, Northern California Region
Whole Foods Market
5980 Horton Street, Suite 200
Emeryville, CA 94608
Fax: 510-428-7410
Phone: 510-428-7400
dan.neuerburg@wholefoods.com

Other Areas of the Country

If you live in another area of the country where Whole Foods is selling, or considering selling rabbits, (it is apparently happening in five regions: Mid Atlantic, northeast, North Atlantic, Midwest, and Northern California), 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 also still work no matter where you live.