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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

Press Release

WEAR YOUR OWN DAMN SKIN - THE BIG FUR DEMO COMES TO WESTCHESTER!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Kiley Blackman  
adow@adow.org
www.adow.org   

WHITE PLAINS, NY NOVEMBER 26, 2004 Animal Defenders of Westchester will join local student activist groups for the annual FUR FREE FRIDAY event on Nov. 26, from 2 - 4 pm, outside Macy’s in White Plains, 100 Main Street near the Court St. entrance.

As the dead-animal clothing industry attempts to revitalize, we will be out IN FORCE with signs, leaflets, costumes and a banner, with the purpose of reminding the public that fur is still murder, and that they should “WEAR YOUR OWN SKIN!!”

This year NYS Senator Malcolm Smith (D-14, Queens) and State Assemblyman Scott Stringer (D-67, Manhattan) have introduced legislation to ban an especially inhumane method of killing animals fur, via anal and genital electrocution. Though commonly used, the AVMA does not condone it as an approved means of euthanasia. The animal remains awake and feels the excruciating force of a massive heart attack. “The electrocution of defenseless animals is unacceptable,” said Assemblyman Stringer. “It is an inhumane practice, incongruent even with the standards of this cruel industry, and must be put a stop to immediately.”

Kiley Blackman, organizer of this event, said “I am proud to live in a time when legislators of this great state are willing to stand up and demand decent treatment for those who can’t speak for themselves. They are the dynamic voice of future generations of compassionate citizens. Someday those who wear real fur will be looked upon as society’s outcasts.”

Your comments and inquiries are welcome

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