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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

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Raising awareness about fur's cruelty

Published in today's THE JOURNAL NEWS www.thejournalnews.com  

(Original publication: December 3, 2004)

I wish to thank the public for helping make our annual "Fur-free Friday" in Westchester a resounding success.

On Nov. 26 we appeared outside Macy's in White Plains to urge Macy's to stop selling real fur and to educate the public about the fur industry. More than 500 people took literature, listened to our announcements and stopped to learn more about the cruelty involved in real fur attire.

These were our loudspeaker announcements:

"It takes 50 dead, tortured, bloody animals to make one fur coat."

"To make fur trim for hoods, vests and scarves, animals are not shaved, and they don't shed they are killed and their skin is ripped off them. They are killed by gassing, trapping and anal or genital electrocution. Remember that when the label says "fox" or "rabbit" trim, that is actually a piece of skin from an animal who suffered as much as animals used for whole coats there is no difference."

"Please make the choice to be a compassionate shopper. Say 'No' to all real fur clothing. Beautiful faux fur is available in all the stores."

This year legislation has been introduced that would ban the ghastly use of anal and genital electrocution. Please ask your local legislators to support these efforts, while you make the decent choice to stop purchasing blood- fashion. For information on this legislation, please visit our Web site at www.adow.org .

Kiley Blackman, Yonkers
The writer is spokesperson, Animal Defenders of Westchester.

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