Sears has a problem telling the truth
Along with explicit nudity, Sears now adds bestiality to its website
July 12, 2012After our last Action Alert in May, Sears assured AFA it was updating filtering equipment and enforcing strict guidelines to prevent sexually explicit products being available on their websites.
AFA took Sears spokesmen at their word and...we shouldn't have. Sears made the same promise in 2010. They broke their word then too.
Less than two months after Sears' latest promise in May 2012, the pornography has returned.
But that's not the worst of it. Sears also sells books on bestiality and zoophilia. Titled "Dearest Pet, On Bestiality" and "Bestiality and Zoophilia: Sexual Relations with Animals," these books are "how to" manuals for people who want to have sex with animals. I don't want to be too graphic, but they contain descriptions, drawings and sketches beyond belief.
I hope you will take my word for it, but if you must see the proof, AFA has set up aSears product sample page. Warning: the material is extremely graphic and offensive, although it has been edited by us.
Technology allows Sears to remove and stop selling these products within minutes, if company executives want to.
Recently, AFA twice asked for a face-to-face meeting (at our expense), so we could share our concerns in person. Both times, Sears specifically said its people did not want to meet with AFA.
Unless Sears hears from you, the company will continue to sell hardcore pornography. If you can only do one thing, please:
Make a personal phone call to Sears, so your concerns are clearly understood. Call Sears' corporate headquarters directly and urge Chairman Edward Lampert to keep his company's word to stop selling pornography. The number is 847-286-2500.
Additional steps you can take to make your voice heard:
1. Send an email in your own words using Sears' website feedback form.
2. Make a call to the Sears Public Relations Department at 847-286-8371, option 1.
3. Call your local store manager and politely ask him to pass your concern along to his district manager. You can find your local store phone number here, or in your local yellow pages.
||Make your call to Sears at 847-286-2500.