Are You Ready for Fur-Free Friday?

Published by PETA.
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Don’t eat so much Tofurky that you sleep through Fur-Free Friday! This special day for animals falls on the busiest shopping day of the year, so it’s the perfect opportunity to remind people that the fur in stores comes from living, breathing animals who were cruelly confined and killed. Every year, compassionate people around the world join together on the day after Thanksgiving to educate holiday shoppers about why fur belongs on animals, not our shopping lists.

Most fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for abusing animals on fur farms and animals are raised in unbearably cramped and squalid cages. When it’s time to slaughter the animals, workers yank them out of their cages, slam them to the ground, bludgeon them, and then rip the skin from their bodies—often while they’re still alive. The workers then kill the animals with the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gas, and poison.

So what are you waiting for? There is probably a Fur-Free Friday event happening near you—check PETA’s website, Facebook, or Meetup.com to find an event in your area.

How do you plan to get active for animals this Fur-Free Friday?

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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