Here are three ways to stand up for the animals on Thanksgiving weekend (and
Dec. 5th) and say that wearing fur is cruel (full notices follow the numbered
items below). This is the biggest shopping time of the year. So please bring
your friends and family. The national animal groups keep online tallies of
attendees in the big cities for this international event so you know the
furriers and fashionistas will be taking note of how many protesters there were.
So the animals really need you! (We will personally be at all of them.) Weather
is always an issue in November; please stay tuned for info, but cold or a light
drizzle will not stop us - dress warmly - FFF can be chilly! We will
bring handwarmers if it is cold.
1. Boston: Friday, Nov. 26, 2-3:30pm, Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, Boston.
2. Holyoke: Saturday, Nov. 27, noon-2pm, Holyoke Mall, Holyoke (Near Springfield.)
3. Worcester: Sunday, December 5, 1-3pm, Greendale Mall, Worcester.
Boston Fur Demo:
WHAT: Fur Free Friday Boston Demo: for the 40 million animals killed
for their fur each year
WHEN: Friday November 26, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Copley Place, Back Bay, right outside Au Bon Pain. (Neiman
Marcus, a Texas-based chain has a huge fur salon at the Copley
store.) To take a look at their many, many fur items, go here:
RSVP/INFO: Please RSVP at: [address removed]
if you can. The press
usually attends this event so please try to make it.
WHY: Farmed fur animals are kept in tiny, filthy cages and often go
insane. Fur bearing animals receive zero protections under the
Humane Slaughter Act. They are killed by anal or vaginal
electrocution, stomping, having their necks broken, or poison
injected directly into their hearts to not spoil their fur. Animals
electrocuted through their genitals often convulse for two or more
minutes before succumbing to massive heart attack. Trapped animals
suffer awful, slow deaths in body gripping traps. They often chew
off their legs or other body parts in a failed attempt to escape. If
still alive when traps are checked they are usually stomped or
clubbed to death.
By Commuter Rail - From the North/Northwest - Take the Commuter Rail
into North Station. Transfer to either the Orange or Green Line.
From the South/Southwest - Take the Commuter Rail into Back Bay
Station. Follow the signs for Dartmouth Street. Exit the station,
cross over Dartmouth Street and Copley Place is directly in front
By MBTA - If you are taking the Orange Line, get off at the Back
Bay/South End stop. Follow the signs for Dartmouth Street. Exit the
station, cross over Dartmouth Street and Copley Place is directly in
front you. If you are taking the Green Line (B, C, D or E), get off
at the Copley stop. Exit the station and you will be at the
intersection of Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street. Proceed up
Dartmouth (keeping the Boston Public Library on your right). At
second intersection (corner of Stuart Street and Dartmouth Street)
you will see Copley Place immediately to your right.
From the Airport - Follow signs for Boston/Sumner Tunnel. Stay in
the left lane through the tunnel. Take Route 93 North, stay in the
right lane and take the Storrow Drive Exit. Follow Storrow Drive for
approximately .5 miles. Take the Copley Square Exit (this is a left
hand exit). Turn right onto Beacon Street. At your 4th intersection
turn left onto Exeter Street. Follow Exeter Street to the end (the
intersection of Huntington Avenue). The entrance for the Copley
Place Parking Garage is slightly to the right in front of you,
across Huntington Avenue.
From the North: (New Hampshire, Maine, North Shore) - Take Route
93/Route 1 South. From Route 93 South take the Storrow Drive Exit.
Follow Storrow Drive for approximately .5 miles. Take the Copley
Square Exit (this is a left hand exit). Turn right onto Beacon
Street. At your 4th intersection turn left onto Exeter Street.
Follow Exeter Street to the end (the intersection of Huntington
Avenue). The entrance for the Copley Place Parking Garage is
slightly to the right in front of you, across Huntington Avenue.
From the South: (Rhode Island, Cape Cod, South Shore) - Take Route
93 North. Take the Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury Exit. Turn right
onto Massachusetts Avenue. Follow approximately 1.5 miles to the
intersection of Huntington Avenue (Symphony Hall is on the corner).
Turn left onto Huntington Avenue. The entrance to Copley Place
Parking Garage is on your right at the set of lights immediately
after the glass pedestrian walkway.
From the West: (New York, Connecticut) - Go East on the Mass Pike
(Route 90). Take the Prudential Center/Copley Square Exit #22. When
the exit divides, stay to your right (Copley Square) and you will
Exit onto Huntington Avenue (the Westin Hotel will be on your left).
Drive around the Westin Hotel, keeping the hotel immediately on your
left at all times. At the set of lights just beyond the hotel, you
want to be in the far left lane, turn left to enter the Copley Place
Street parking will be tough as this is the biggest shopping day of
the year (which is why we will be there) so we highly recommend the
Copley Parking Garage (directions to the garage are above). Be sure
to get your ticket validated at one of the stores.
Other Parking Garages:
Additional parking is available at the Prudential Center Parking
Garage, which is connected to the hotel by a pedestrian walkway, and
nearby at the Westin Hotel Parking Garage and the Dartmouth Street
Garage. Copley is the cheapest, we think, especially with the store
Holyoke Fur Demo:
WHAT: Fur Protest on Thanksgiving Weekend
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 27, noon-2pm
WHERE: Right outside the parking lot where Barnes & Noble is, just
before the entrance to the Holyoke Mall.
RSVP: [address removed]
Directions to Holyoke Mall:
From Boston and points East--
Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 take Interstate 91 north to
Ingleside Exit 15 at bottom of off ramp bear right at traffic light
merge right onto Holyoke Street.
From points West--
New York Thruway Route 90 east to Mass Pike (Route 90), Exit 4 take
Interstate 91 north to Ingleside Exit 15 at bottom of off ramp bear
right at traffic light merge right onto Holyoke Street. From
Hartford, CT and points South. Take Interstate 91 north to Ingleside
Exit 15 at bottom of off ramp bear right at traffic light merge
right onto Holyoke Street.
From Brattleboro, VT and points North--
Take Interstate 91 south to Ingleside Exit 15 at bottom of off ramp
bear left go straight through one set of traffic lights at next
traffic light merge right onto Holyoke Street.
Worcester Fur Protest:
WHAT: MARC Fur Protest, Worcester
WHEN: Sunday December 5, 1-3pm
WHERE: Outside Greendale Mall, 7 Neponset Street, Worcester, MA
01606 (Greendale has both a TJ Maxx and a Marshall's--both are
selling fur.) Meet on sidewalk at entrance to drive to the mall.
RSVP: RSVP/Info/Direction: [address removed]
Weather dependent event.
Check emails or call cell [masked]) morning of event for
weather-related notice. (If it's very cold we make break early. We
will bring handwarmers/footwarmers, though.)
DIRECTIONS/PARKING: Greendale Mall is located off of I-190 (Exit 1)
near the junction of I-190 and I-290 in Worcester, MA. You can park
in the mall lot. We will be near the entrance and near TJ Maxx.
From Framingham/Boston, MA - Take Mass Pike (I-90) West to I-495
North. On I-495 take Exit 25B to I-290. Follow I-290 to Exit 19 (I-
190) and take Exit 1, Goldstar Boulevard.
From Leominster, MA - Take Exit 1 (Route 12/West Boylston Street)on
I-190 South. Stay straight to go onto West Boylston Street. Turn
left onto Goldstar Boulevard. The mall is on the right.
From Worcester, MA - Take Exit 1 on I-190 (from I-290 take Exit 19
to I-190), or just follow Goldstar Boulevard to West Boylston
From West of Worcester - Take the Pike to Exit 10. Take I-290 North
to I-190 North. Take exit 1 toward Goldstar Blvd then stay to the
right as if going to West Boylston St. Mall entrance is on the