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Los Angeles Activists Protest Fur

by Lisa Levinson

  On Fur-Free Friday, over 200 animal activists marched on Rodeo Drive chanting against the fur industry and shaming stores that still sell fur. In Defense of Animals and several other animal rights groups chanted in solidarity against atrocities committed upon animals for vanity’s sake. A heartless, archaic industry, the fur industry relies on fur […]

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Fur-Free Friday – World’s Biggest Animal Rights Demonstration Hits San Francisco on Black Friday

by Fleur Dawes

FUR-FREE FRIDAY HITS SAN FRANCISCO In Defense of Animals, Direct Action Everywhere & PETA Lead Annual Worldwide Event     CONTACT: Melissa Flower, In Defense of Animals, 415-533-0133, mflower@idausa.org IMAGES: http:/bit.ly/FurFreeFriday2016/ San Francisco, CA (November 25, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, Direct Action Everywhere, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and hundreds […]

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In Defense of Animals Reaches Los Angeles Holiday Shoppers On Fur Free Friday

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS REACHES LOS ANGELES HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ON FUR FREE FRIDAY CONTACT: Lisa Levinson, Lisa@idausa.org, 415 448 0048; Eric Deardorff, EricD@peta.org; Lola Kay, LAforanimals@gmail.com IMAGES: http://bit.ly/FurFreeFriday2016 Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, along with other animal organizations and hundreds of animal activists are today marking Fur Free Friday with three protests across […]

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Canada Takes on Cat and Dog Fur Industry

by Melissa Flower

  It is currently completely legal to buy and sell cat and dog fur in Canada. Consumers still purchasing fur have no idea they are wearing the skin and fur of animals they consider companions. Even those attempting to make compassionate choices by only purchasing faux fur, may also be paying for cruelty. Fur and […]

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Faux Fur May Be Dog, Cat or Rabbit Fur!

by Melissa Flower

  Canadian MP Takes Action We recently reported on the loophole within America’s leather industry that ends up allowing dog skin products being imported from Asia, simply due to nonexistent labeling or mislabeling. Consumers still purchasing leather goods, could very well be wearing dog skin and supporting the horrific dog meat industry in Asia, and […]

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Fur Free Friday 2015

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals (IDA), other organizations, and grassroots activists united for Fur Free Friday protests on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. A tradition that began twenty-nine years ago has grown into the world’s largest annual animal rights demonstration. Animal advocates urged consumers to shop cruelty-free by avoiding fur and fur-trimmed items as […]

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Fur Farming Ruled to End in the Netherlands by 2024

by Ryan Murphy

  On November 10, 2015, the Dutch court ruled in favor of a country wide fur farming ban which was previously overturned in 2014. This is a great success story for mink in the future because nearly six million mink are killed every year in the Netherlands alone. However, heartless fur farmers are still unwilling […]

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Montana, the Big Sky State

by Anja Heister

Montana, the Big Sky State, is Big on Fur Factory Farming Montana’s state wildlife agency, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) recently approved Larry and Carol Schultz’s application to move their North Dakota bobcat fur factory farm to Fergus County, Montana, bringing the number of fur factory farms in the state to more […]