Written by Heather Faraid Drennan
biggest shopping day of the year is also the biggest fur-free day of the year—from Anchorage, Alaska to our headquarters
in Norfolk, Virginia, the young, the old, and even, well, dummies were out in
force to urge shoppers to cross fur off their holiday lists.
Even a little bit
of fur trim means a lifetime of suffering for minks, foxes, rabbits, and other
animals on fur farms, who are
crammed into filthy wire cages and are often genitally electrocuted to avoid
damaging their pelts. Even dog
and cat fur has been
found in clothing exported from China to the U.S.
Be sure not to miss
opportunities to educate shoppers in your area about the coldhearted fur industry: Sign up to
receive important updates from PETA's Action Team about
additional fur-free outreach events in order to make this a happy holiday season for one
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