Shoe City ad: You magazine editor responds
In a statement released this afternoon, Wednesday, 8 June 2011, You magazine editor Linda Pietersen has said that, as editor, she is just as upset as readers about the Shoe City advertisement in the issue of 26 May. "We've spoken to the advertisers and conveyed our shocked and disappointment in their advertisement," she says.
You magazine editor Linda Pietersen
Pietersen also points out that she's a cat lover and would never support or endorse any form of animal abuse.
She continues: "We have also asked them to post an official statement on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/YOUmagazineSA
. We are also reassessing the process of our screening ads, as the current system is not satisfactory.
"To our readers: thank you for taking the time to show your support against the abuse of animals."
The magazine will also be donating R15 000 to animal welfare organisations.
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