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Don't forget about the Fur Free Friday Demonstration this year - November 27, 2009!

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Hey MKE Vegans! A heads up about Fur Free Friday this year!

Even though you might be busy figuring out how to avoid the turkey at the family gathering this year or stocking up your freezer with Tofurky Dinners, please do not forget about Fur Free Friday Fur Protest!

Fur-Free Friday Demonstration
When: November 27, 12:00 noon
Where: A.J. Ugent Furs, located at 8333 West Capitol Dr, Milwaukee.

I am crossposting the info below from the Facebook event. :)

"The day after Thanksgiving is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year, but animal advocates know it as "Fur-Free Friday," a day to remind consumers to leave all fur and fur-trimmed products off their holiday shopping lists. We will get the message out loud and clear that the use of animals for fur is an unnecessary, inhumane practice that is barbaric and far from fashionable.

The fur ads you see in magazines and commercials portray fur coats as a symbol of elegance. But these ads fail to show how the original owners of these coats met their cruel and gruesome deaths. Millions of innocent and beautiful fur-bearing animals are killed each year on fur farms by anal and vaginal electrocution and in the wild by drowning, trapping or beating. Many are skinned alive while fully conscious to the pain and terror they are experiencing. The most commonly farmed fur-bearing animals are minks and Wisconsin has the embarrassing distinction of being the top producer in the U.S.

On November 27th, CUFA will join with other activists at a peaceful demonstration to protest the use of animals for their fur. Posters and leaflets will be provided, so just bring yourself and anyone you can recruit to join you! Perhaps you will be inspired to reform a fur-wearer or two or three this holiday season."

Facebook event page:

CUFA Fur Page:

Hope to see you there! :)
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