We have a visiting activists so we're taking this opportunity to have one last demo to reach out to holiday shoppers. If you can't go to the Saturday demos, perhaps this Thursday demo will work for you. Hope to see you there! Wear Red and/or Green and/or White, and Santa or Elf hats (if you like) and join us one last time before Christmas to educate holiday shoppers to buy gifts that don't come from innocent tortured animals! This is our last outreach of 2010, so don't miss it! Hot cocoa will be provided (while supplies last)! Looking for a few good humans who feel in their hearts that it's important to educate the public about the evils of the fur industry. You don't have to be a member of this MeetUp group in order to participate in our events. Just keep an eye on the calendar. If you are thinking "They don't need ME! They have PLENTY of people out there!" Think again!! We need every hand we can get to hold a sign and stand up for the animals. It's organized and everything is provided. All you have to do is show up, bring your coffee, wear a smile, chat about current events with your fellow activists, and hold a sign for the animals who have NO choice of where or how to spend their days. Join us to speak up for the innocent animals who are trapped by greed and skinned for vanity! WHY???? “Fur” Animals get NO relief from freezing cold or searing heat or agonizing traps or terrifying death. We have a choice, but they do not. The Price the Animals Pay The REAL price of fur must be measured in deaths--not dollars. To make one (1) fur coat you must kill at least fifty-five (55) wild mink, thirty-five (35) ranched mink, forty (40) sables, eleven (11) lynx, eighteen (18) red foxes, eleven (11) silver foxes, one hundred (100) chinchillas, thirty (30) rex rabbits, nine (9) beavers, thirty (30) muskrats, fifteen (15) bobcats, twenty-five (25) skunks, fourteen (14) otters, one hundred twenty-five (125) ermines, thirty (30) possums, one hundred (100) squirrels, OR twenty-seven (27) raccoons. Many of these animals are skinned alive! Found at - www.idausa.org/facts/furfacts.html Help Lower the Cost for the Animals! SPEAK UP FOR ANIMALS USED FOR THEIR FUR!! Get involved! The World is run by people who show up. ~Unknown Need more reasons why we must work to educate the public about the fur industry? Most people don't know that about 40 million wild animals are killed in the United States each year either on fur farms or by 160,000 part-time trappers who supply pelts to the fashion industry. This number does not include nontarget animals, or "Trash Kill" (a term for unmarketable animals, such as domestic dogs and cats, deer, birds, rabbits, raptors, etc). In one study an average of 10.8 nontarget animals are trapped for each trapped target animal. Please help us put a stop to this! The innocent animals suffer in silence and desperately need our voices? Need motivation? Visit these sites: www.furisdead.com/feat/ChineseFurFarms www.furisdead.com/photos-traps.asp www.bancrueltraps.com/ www.crueltyisnotgreen.com Fur OutReach Details: Please join us this Thursday before Christmas to speak up for the innocent animals murdered for vanity. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. All leaflets and posters are provided, but feel free to make your own "kid friendly", easy to read poster, if you like. Bring your own water, sunscreen, and an umbrella, just in case! Dress in layers, because a cold morning might end up being a warm afternoon, and vice versa. We're out there rain, snow or shine! Umbrellas are great for personal shade, too. It's all set, so just show up. Everyone is welcome! WHERE Details: (Please read carefully for complete schedule). We will start at 11:30 at Mark Lloyd's Furs, 263 Josephine, between 2nd and 3rd in Cherry Creek. At 1 PM we will head 1 block East to 3rd and Columbine to Hamilton's Furs for about half an hour (if they are open). At about 1:30 PM we will walk to Tsagas Furs, 211 Detroit on the West side just North of 2nd. NOTE: We will go from one demo to the next in the order listed, times depending on what is happening at each location, with the greatest portion of time usually at Marks Lloyds. If you come later than 11:30 you will want to start looking for us at Marks Lloyds and continue in order to the other locations until you catch up with us. Our demos will end between 2 and 2:30 PM (again depending on what's happening). I suggest you arrive no later than 1:30 PM, so you won't miss us and waste a trip. I hope you will join us soon. The animals need all of our voices. Like fur? Grow your own!