Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Lest We Furr-get: Beans R Bad
The humans who live with us and do our bidding have shopped L.L. Bean in the past. A favorite winter coat, in fact, is a Bean. But ever since the company's founder's granddaughter Linda Bean gave a ton of money to Russian colluder Donald Trump, the vow was made: From now on in our household, Beans are toast.
In fact, GrabYourWallet has Bean on their no-no list, and we're all happy to oblige. There are other places our humans can shop for their casual clothes and outdoor gear.
Now it turns out that Bean's competitors in the Outdoor Industry Association are stepping up to the plate to tell the Trumpsters to go shove it on the environment. REI, Patagonia and The North Face have threatened lawsuits and such, to fight public-land grabs and to protest egregious actions like the EPA firing scientists and engaging polluters instead. They're not so dumb: A healthy environment is not only good for us and the planet, it's good for business.
Meanwhile, L.L. Bean, another member of the OIA, appears to be MIA. And we can't imagine that Linda Bean is thrilled with the OIA right now.
We think it's time for Bean to state whether it stands behind its industry association — or not. We cats HISS.