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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Action Alerts

Fur, Raccoons in the Media

Please make the following media contacts:

STAR MAGAZINE is a very popular tabloid magazine taken over two years ago by Bonnie Fuller, of 'W' and VOGUE infamy (big fur whores, in case some don't know).  Surprisingly, since she took over the mag has featured lots of faux fur and good stuff.

The last two issues, however, had articles called "Celebrity dream item of the week" about a Christian Dior bag with real fox-fur shoulder strap and real snake skin sandals by Dolce & Gabana.  Let's try and put a stop to this before she continues:

Email:  tips@starmagazine.com
cc:     customerservice@amilink.com  

*NOTE: I recently went to scope out Sereti, a fur shop that opened in Midway Plaza in Scarsdale over a year ago, I'd been thinking about a demo there for a while.  Upscale store, clearly catering to a younger crowd.  The store was GONE, barren.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  Went to check with mall management, who confirmed they were gone, they didn't pay their rent and were kicked out. I had a lovely talk with mall mgmt, who (nicely) asked about my food and clothing choices.  We had a good talk and I left a business card.

I understand this is but one store; and Lord & Taylor has added rabbit skin boas...but it was still a beautiful thing, not to be minimized.  This store was designed to win.  "Goodbye, Sereti!  

Dont' let the door hit you in the ass!!"  Keep spreading the word - it is possible that's what got Sereti OUT.


GLOBE MAGAZINE 8/6 featured a story about actress Renee Zellweger feeding pita bread and hummus to a racoon at a restaurant.  From the magazine:

The staff said 'Don't do that, you'll only encourage it,' to which Zellweger replied 'But it's so cute!'  

Let's hope the adorable animal didn't have rabies!

The writer of this column, Shelly Loosch, has stated she is supportive of animal causes.

Email: sloosch@globefl.com  


Women's World Magazine has jumped onto the Atkins bandwagon, also pushing dairy as the answer to everything from diabetes to asthma.  

On top of everything else, they are currently recommending emu oil as a topical treatment for joint pain.  THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE that rubbing the oil of dead birds on your skin is good for your joints.

Email:  dearww@aol.com  

Thank you for contacting the media.  Media images are powerful, and can be helpful or hurtful.


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