November 26, 2010 is Fur Free Friday. Concerned citizens and animal rights groups across the nation as well as all over the world are promoting for people not to wear fur. Millions of animals are slaughtered every year in the profitable fur industry for fashion. Getting the true facts about this cruel industry can only help convince people to make the decision to stop wearing fur forever.
In Defense of Animals (IDA) reports that “U.S. law allows clothing designers and retailers to omit on their labels any mention of fur on their fur trimmed jackets. They are even allowed to dye real fur to make it look fake, and sell it without mentioning on the label that it is real fur.” They go on to state, “Asiatic raccoon on a garmet label means that the fur is really from a raccoon dog who may have been skinned alive.” Fur trimmed garments involve the same cruel practices as buying a coat made entirely of fur. You can get more alarming facts at www.furfreefridayida.org.
Millions of shoppers will be setting out this Black Friday to begin their holiday shopping. The Fur Free Friday campaign wants shoppers to remember the senseless torture that millions of animals must endure and the methods of slaughter used in the fur industry in order to stop them from buying or wearing any clothing with any fur, including apparel with fur trim. Read more at www.furkills.org/talking_points.shtml.
Local supporters are meeting this Friday, November 26, 2010 at the Arden Fair Mall, 1689 Arden Way in Sacramento. They will meet in front of the Main Entrance to the Mall at 11:30am. This Black Friday, celebrate Fur Free Friday and help animals by not buying or wearing any fur products. Help spread the word this Friday by joining local supporters at the Mall. For more information, contact Jessica Marler at firstname.lastname@example.org.