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ORLANDO -- Wielding clubs and draped in animal skins donated by former fur-wearers, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida descend on the upscale Orlando store Burberry today.
The store, located at the Mall at the Millennia, is considered a top-notch outlet for fur, and that has the activists a bit on edge.
They're wearing the caveman garb by way of making a point.
"We're saying Burberry is stuck in the Stone Age," says Animal Rights Foundation of Florida spokesman Bryan Wilson. "We want Burberry to step out of the Stone Age and stop selling fur."
The "cavepeople" will hold signs that read, "Burberry: Stuck in the Stone Age," while others hand out leaflets that graphically describe the cruelty of the fur industry.
The organizations point out that top international designers, including Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and others, refuse to work with real fur.
Last year, PETA protesters picketed Burberry's, as part of that organization's nationwide campaign of "We'd rather go naked than wear fur."
That protest featured young women wearing nothing but the declarative banner.