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27 January 1999 Issue

New Anti-Fur Coalition

DALLAS/LOS ANGELES -- Two internationally recognized animal rights organi-
zations have announced they have formed a new "aggressive and well-funded"
anti-fur coalition to "deal a lethal blow" to upscale retailers including Macy's and
Neiman Marcus who sell fur and fur trimmed products.

Officials from Los Angeles-based Last Chance for Animals and Coalition to
Abolish the Fur Trade, with main offices in Dallas, confirmed the plans following
four days of meetings in California.

The news of the unprecedented international anti-fur union comes only weeks
after Stephanie Kenyon, spokesperson for the Fur Information Council of
America, resigned, citing the "instability and uncertainty" of the industry,
according to fur trade publications.

CAFT's executive director said he welcomes the pact, noting that LCA's 70,000
members will help support CAFT's network of community-based anti-fur
organizations that stage pickets and disruptions of fur retailers from coast-to-
coast on a regular basis.

"We are developing this coalition to include the power players and grassroots
organizations throughout the animal rights and environmental communities,"
said J.P. Goodwin, Executive Director of the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade.

"As a result of discussions with LCA, we've decided to name, as our initial
targets, Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Burlington Coat Factory. Whatever it
takes, we will convince them to stop selling the skins of animals that are gassed,
trapped, and anally electrocuted for their fur, added Mr. Goodwin.

According to LCA, the unified effort is seen by both organizations as an oppor-
tunity to utilize campaign resources and specialized skills in the most efficient
manner possible.

"Collaboration is crucial," said LCA founder and president Chris DeRose.
"CAFT and LCA are both known for their no-nonsense and uncompromising
approach to animal cruelty campaigns. This partnership is going to deal a lethal
blow to the fur industry."

J.P. Goodwin - Email: MinkLib@aol.com
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade
214-503-1419

Eric Mindel - Email: eric@LCAnimal.org
Last Chance for Animals
310-271-6096

 

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