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No Fur in Fort Lauderdale

Written by PETA | February 26, 2007

Just in case you weren’t aware, you don’t need to be a professional activist to make furriers in your neighborhood wish to God that they could just crawl into a hole somewhere, or maybe pick any other profession. All you need are some signs, a few good friends, and an hour or so of free time. Anyway, here are a few great pictures that some folks in Fort Lauderdale sent me from a protest they held outside AA Martin’s Furs last week. Setting the animal issues aside for a moment, what the hell do you need a fur coat for in Florida?

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According to Michael, who sent in these pics, the owners of the store asked them to call off the protest as they’d had a recent family crisis. Feel free to comment here, because I’ll admit that there’s the tiniest bit of a gray area: If your job involves paying people to raise animals in cages so small that many of them are insane by the time they’re anally electrocuted, do you deserve a little bit of slack from the people who are telling you to stop it if you’ve had a rough week?

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And in more good news for fur-bearing animals everywhere (this time from Portland), check this out.

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  • sarah says:

    a family crisis like your dad was anally electrocuted and skinned alive? then i could understand. sorry they have the constitutional right to peacefully protest there. if it’s bad for business stop selling fur. i find the solution rather obvious

  • kelly says:

    There are some people in our society who have been consumed by greed and selfishness Another retail example

  • Kelley says:

    Family crisis? What about all the animal families they have destroyed? Sounds like a little bit of karma to me. Karma will sneak up on a person like that.

  • Michele says:

    They want respect due to a family crisis? Do they not have a clue that the animals that have been tortured for these ridiculous coats are always in crisis?

  • john says:

    this is a great action my respect!