Fur Store Closing, Thanks to Animal Advocates

Published by Michelle Kretzer.
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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.

While 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.”

Thanks 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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