Written by Michelle Kretzer
Dworkin Furs in Ottawa has been
peddling pelts for more than a century. But 100 years of cruelty is coming to
an end as Dworkin Furs sells off the last of its skins and shuts its doors.
management at Dworkin is staying mum, business professor Ian Lee said fur sales are down because PETA
and other groups have exposed the cruelty of the fur industry. "[PETA]
have made it less fashionable—or less acceptable, I should say—to wear fur,"
he told news sources. "You don't close your doors because you're making
lots of money … you close your doors because you aren't making money."
for showing retailers that fur is headed the way of the stagecoach.
Let's keep the pressure on by sharing the Pledge to Be Fur-Free on Facebook and adding
to the long list of people who wouldn't be caught dead wearing dead animals.
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