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Portland Fur Free Friday 2010

Fur-Free Friday is an annual event that takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving, and aims to educate people about the horrors suffered by fur-bearing animals. Organized originally in 1986 by grassroots activists to abolish the fur trade, Fur-Free Friday has grown to be one of the most widely attended annual demonstrations of the animal rights movement.
(This announcement provides links to videos of past Portland events.)

Portland Fur-Free Friday 2010 will be on Friday November 26, 2010.
Rally and March
Location: Corner of SW Yamhill St. and SW Broadway
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Momentum is building for a rousing global day of outreach. Around the world, activists are making strides to forever end the appalling fur trade. In Israel, activists are making international headlines in their heroic efforts to make their country the first nation in the world to ban fur. In Bosnia, inspired advocates have recently convinced one mink farmer to switch from fur farming to growing fruits and vegetables! And here in the U.S., IDA is gearing up for another season of grassroots education and outreach to encourage the Nordstrom family to end the selling of all fur in its upscale department stores.

In Defense of Animals is calling on all advocates with a responsibility to agitate and stand up on behalf of animals raised and killed for their fur. Their miserable lives and merciless deaths must end. On fur farms, foxes, mink, rabbits, and other species are kept in squalid, tiny cages where they go mad running back and forth, desperate to escape. Their efforts to get out are only realized at the end of their tortured lives, when these terrified and helpless animals are killed by such stunningly crude methods, including gassing, neck-breaking, and anal electrocution.
In countries such as China, their skins are peeled from their bodies while they are still alive, writhing in pain. Wild animals trapped for fur fare no better. Steel-jaw leghold traps are painful and some of the captured are willing to chew off their limbs in order to escape. Snares are also used, leaving animals in unimaginable pain as the snare slowly cinches tighter. These helpless and tormented captives linger in these traps for days and sometimes weeks before trappers come to retrieve them.

Resources

Through protests, education, and the promotion of cruelty-free fashion, Fur Kills

And:
Born Free USA

And:
International Anti-Fur Coalition

List of international actions


Video From Past Events:

Video of Fur Free Friday 2006

Fur Free Friday 2008

2009 Video Interview with Matt Rossell, Portland IDA

homepage: homepage: http://www.furkills.org
phone: phone: 503-249-9996