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FUR IS BACK!!!! Anti-Fur Rally On Friday

The fur industry has convinced the media that 'fur is back.' Join In Defense of Animals and bring your canine friend for a fun and educational, 1.5 mile walk in remembrance of the 40 million animals brutalized and killed by the fur industry each year. Help remind the public that fur is for the dogs and all the other fur-bearing critters; never for vanity!
Mink are active species that do not adapt well to life in a cage.
Mink are active species that do not adapt well to life in a cage.
In just 6-7 months old, the mink are gassed and killed
In just 6-7 months old, the mink are gassed and killed
It takes up to 60 mink to make one fur coat
It takes up to 60 mink to make one fur coat
90% of fox fur is used as trim on coats, gloves etc.
90% of fox fur is used as trim on coats, gloves etc.
This is the result of the fur trade
This is the result of the fur trade
Get out in the streets and become a voice for the voiceless
Get out in the streets and become a voice for the voiceless
Millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death in the wild each year. Others are confined to wire cages, enduring extremes of temperature, lack of veterinary care, and being killed by poisoning, neck breaking, or anal or vaginal electrocution.

Over the past decade, the campaign to stop the bloody fur trade has been enormously successful. The habit of wearing fur has been exposed and stigmatized as blatant animal cruelty. But despite our gains, we are now at a critical juncture. Young celebrities and designers are flaunting animal skins as coats and trim once again, and the public is being swayed.

More than ever before, we need to join together to speak out for the 40 million animals who are trapped, imprisoned, gassed, strangled and anally electrocuted by the fur trade!

Fur Free Friday Rally

When: Friday, November 26th
Where: SW 10th and Yamhill
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Procession starts at 11:30 AM)


Write to the following retailers that continue to profit from the bloody fur trade:

bebe stores, inc.
Manny Mashouf, President
400 Valley Dr.
Brisbane, CA 94005
Tel.: 877-423-2303
Fax: 415-715-3939
E-mail:  MMashouf@bebe.com

Bloomingdale's, Inc.
Mr. Michael Gould, Chairman
1000 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Tel.: 212-705-2000
Fax: 212-705-2805

Burlington Coat Factory
Monroe G. Milstein, Chairman
1830 N. Rt. 130
Burlington, NJ 08016
Tel.: 609-387-7800
Fax: 609-387-7071
Online comments

Express, LLC
Ken Stevens, CEO
One Limited Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43230
Tel.: 614-415-4000
Toll-free: 800-477-8844
Fax: 614-415-4200
E-mail:  talk@expressfashion.com

JC Penney Company, Inc.
Allen Questrom, Chairman and CEO
6501 Legacy Dr.
Plano, TX 75024-3698
Tel.: 972-431-1000
Fax: 972-431-1362

Macy's East
Ronald Klein, Chairman and CEO
151 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel.: 212-695-4400
Toll-free: 800-289-6229
Fax: 212-494-1057

Neiman Marcus
Richard A. Smith, Chairman
1 Marcus Sq.
1618 Main St.,
Dallas, TX 75201
Tel.: 800-937-9146 (ask for executive office)

Nordstrom, Inc.
Mr. Bruce A. Nordstrom, Chairman
1617 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101-1742
Tel.: 206-628-2111
Fax: 206-628-1795
E-mail:  bruce.nordstrom@nordstrom.com

Rich's/Lazarus/Goldsmith's
Mr. David L. Nichols, Chairman, CEO
223 Perimeter Center Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30346
Tel.: 770-913-4000
Fax: 770-913-5114
E-mail:  dnichols@fds.com

Saks Fifth Avenue
Mr. Frederick W. Wilson, Chairman and CEO
Saks Fifth Avenue
12 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017
Tel.: 212-940-4048
Fax: 212-940-4299

Sears, Roebuck and Company
Mr. Alan Lacy, Chairman and CEO
3333 Beverly Road, BC-118A
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Tel.: 847-286-8316
Fax: 847-286-7829
E-mail:  Alan.Lacy@sears.com

Victoria's Secret
Grace A. Nichols, CEO
4 Limited Pkwy. East
Reynoldsburg, OH 43608
Tel.: 614-577-7000
Fax: 614-577-7047
Online Comment form

Don Chang, CEO
Forever 21, Inc.
2001 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
1-800-966-1355
 Chang@forever21.com
 customerservices@forever21.com

Lawrence H. Meyer, Senior Vice President
Forever 21, Inc.
2001 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
213-741-5100

homepage: homepage: http://www.furkills.org.


HEY INDYMEDIA!!!! 25.Nov.2004 14:20

Fur Is Dead

Can You Make This Article A FEATURE????? I think it would look very nice with all the anti-eating turkey features.

Could this be linked to the Buy nothing day feature as an action? 25.Nov.2004 15:30

Marmot

Could this be linked to the Buy nothing day feature as an action?

Report back from the protest 26.Nov.2004 14:09

salvationinc.org craig@salvationinc.org

Some images from the streets. Great job people!

HTTP://www.salvationinc.org

Another Report Back With Pictures :-) 27.Nov.2004 15:03

*me*

Friday was a very eventful day. I first attended the Fur Free Friday Rally. We chanted and marched, people and dogs, to each place that sold fur and Matt Rossell from In Defense of Animals would speak about his experiences when he actually worked at fur farms and saw with his own eyes the torturing and abuse that goes on behind all the glamour of fur coats, fur trim etc. One dog at the protest was wearing a shirt that said something like, "I don't wear people"!
I saw a woman standing over on the sidewalk that had fur trim on the hood of her coat. I gave her a flier and then turned around to a woman who was criticizing me for bothering the woman with the fur trim. I got in a discussion with her as she told me she does not kill animals for fur, but she has found animals already dead and took the fur off of them to make into coats. She told me that if she was here with her fur coat that everyone would attack her. That was a very interesting conversation.

We then marched up to Nicholas Ungar Furs where I decided to film through the windows to catch a glimpse of the long fur coats hanging on their racks....really gross :-( A man came out of the fur store and told me that we got a permit to be in the street, so I should go back into the street. I think it was the son of Nicholas Ungar. We also had an interesting conversation. I don't remember that much from the conversation except that i was thinking, "Oh my god, this man contributes to millions of animals being tortured all for fasion". All I can remember saying is something like "Anal electrocution? That's disguting!" Everything happened so fast that I can't remember much, good thing I took video footage! Then a man from KGW came over and it seemed like he wanted to interview the guy. The man told KGW that he didn't want to be interviewed because "KGW is worse then them!" I believe he was refering to my Portland Independent Media Press Pass.

We then marched to Shumachers Furs (possibly spelled wrong). Many of us were horrified to see a rich blond white woman with a large fur coat to her waist with her daughter who had a pink fur coat on with a pink fur ring. She had a big smile on until she walked out of the fur store and everyone was yelling "SHAME ON YOU! SHAME ON YOU!" If that was not enough, some of us followed her down the sidewalk with a policeman and possibly her husband yelling "40 Dead Animals, 1 Fur Coat!" As we were chanting I overheard her ask the policeman, "Isn't this harrassment?" "No" he said. "So I can turn around and say something?" he told her she could. She turned around and started yelling at us and tried to grab a anti-fur sign out of a woman's hand. The officer immediately responded and pushed the white rich bitch out of the way and told her she could not touch people. Then the woman had the mistake to walk past the vegan/vegetatian food cart as we were still chanting "40 Dead Animals, 1 Fur Coat!" and pointing to her fur coat in front of us. There was around 7 people who were standing outside the food cart staring at her with disgusting looks on their faces. Some made remarks to her. We kept following her and chanting all the way until she went into another store that sells fur "Nordstrom."

After the anti-fur march, I went to Pioneer Place where the Buy Nothing Day folks decided to go into Nordstrom singing Buy Nothing Day Carrols. They sang up and down the escalators as people watched and smiled. It seemed people were really happy to see them there. I think the people shopping were not listening to the words of the carrols but just the familiar christmas tunes.:-)

We then went to Abercrombie and Fitch across the street where was a male model posing shirtless with a scarf. Some Buy Nothing Day boys decided to also take off their shirts and started posing with the model in the store and then everyone started dancing to the music in A&F until we were asked to leave and then pushed out to leave. Then the bicycle cops showed up and one rammed his bike into my leg yelling "MOVE!" you know the usual thing cops do to make themselves feel powerful. The cops then decided to block the entrance to A&F. Thanks Guys!! We always can count on the cops doing the jobs for us! People then went to pioneer square and sang carrols. I had noticed a man that had been following the group taking either video or pictures with his cell phone. He was a very sketchy man with an earpiece in his ear. So I decided to videotape him. He kept trying to hide from my camera, getting annoyed that I was filming him he decided to spit on my skirt. I then asked him why he did that cause I did not do that to him and just because he did it to me, I still woudn't do that to him cause that's disgusting. He told me he was really sorry and asked for my forgiveness. I forgave him and then asked him to find a paper towel to wipe the spit off my skirt, and he did!!! I still don't know if he was security, even though he told me he wasn't. But whether he was or not, he proved that he was really sorry for spitting on my skirt cause he wiped his own spit off me. I thought the whole incident was very weird! People continued to sing and dance.

This was a very fun, interesting, Fur Free Friday and Buy Nothing Day!!!
I Can't Wait To Do It Again!!!!! :-)
I only took 2 pics cause I was videotaping most of the time!