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8 August 1999 Issue

Burlington Coat Factory Day of Action
Source: eric@LCAnimal.org

The next Burlington Coat Factory (BCF) day of action will be the weekend of August 21 and 22. The purpose of the on-going effort is to encourage Burlington to drop fur trim from its coats. With 250 stores in 42 states selling inexpensive coats at high-volume, Burlington is a major contributor to fur animal suffering. Also, though full fur coat sales are on the decline, fur trim is not. Burlington represents the first national target expressly to address the fur trim trade.

The CAFT/LCA alliance launched the anti-BCF campaign on May 30 after the corporation elected to ignore our requests for civil discussion. May 30 saw three dozen protests at BCF stores around the U.S. The campaign website, http://www.SkinnedPuppy.com (please visit for campaign background), was launched on that day to educate consumers about Burlington's hypocrisy in decrying the sale of dog fur but condoning the sale of coyote and fox fur. Additionally on that day, a newspaper display advertisement in Burlington, NJ (company headquarters) promoted the new website and encouraged BCF to drop fur from its racks.

The second national protest day was Father's Day. The CAFT/LCA alliance has targeted major BCF sales events as being ideal for protest days to exert as much pressure as possible on BCF. August 21-22 weekend is a primary Back-To-School sales weekend for clothing retailers.

To find a Burlington store near you, go to
http://www.coat.com/locator/master_list.html

Also, at the very least please immediately email BCF Vice-President Andrew Milstein (mailto:andrew.milstein@coat.com) and politely yet firmly encourage Burlington to drop fur in addition to letting him know about your intent to protest on August 21-22.

For more information about this campaign, please email CAFT Director JP Goodwin at "caft13@aol.com"

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