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Will Remind Valentine's Day Celebrants to Have a Heart for Animals and
Never Buy Fur
For Immediate Release:February 8, 2013
Contact:Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Newport News, Va. -- Dressed as a fox and a raccoon and holding signs that read, "Love Us—Don't Wear Us," two PETA members will lead a protest against
fur outside Silverman Furs in Newport News on Saturday, five days before
Valentine's Day. Their point? That every time someone buys fur—even if it's
"just a little trim"—they're supporting one of the cruelest
industries on the planet.
When: Saturday, February 9, 12 noon
Where: Silverman Furs, 10301 Warwick Blvd. (near the intersection with Main Street), Newport News
encouraging people to have a heart for animals by not wearing fur on
Valentine's Day—or any other day," says PETA Associate Director of
Campaigns Lindsay Rajt. "Every single piece of fur means that an animal endured excruciating
pain and died horrifically."
consumers to know that foxes, raccoons, and other animals on fur farms spend
their entire lives in cramped, filthy cages before they are killed by poison,
gas, anal electrocution, or neck-breaking. Animals
trapped for fur experience
excruciating pain before trappers stomp on their chests or break their
necks. In China—which is now the world's largest fur exporter—animals, including cats and
dogs, are sometimes skinned alive.
For more information,
please visit PETA.org.
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