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From 9 January 2000 Issue

CEASE Ads On MBTA

Anti-fur ads by CEASE/Center for Animal Protection are now up on the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) red line and blue line, and will be running once or twice a week in the Boston Globe.

This year's campaign aims at fur trim, and brings in the use of dog fur for trim sold in the US.

Background:
Fur trim accounts for a substantial portion of the fur market, and many people who would not wear a fur coat still buy fur trim.

An investigation by HSUS this year revealed that dogs and cats in China are raised and killed for fur trim sold around the world, including the US. Videotape of the conditions for the animals, and the method of skinning the animals while still alive were shown on Dateline earlier this year. It is some of the most gruesome footage imaginable.

Equally horrible is the suffering of animals in traps and fur farms in the US. It is hoped that for the general public, the association of companion animals with fur trim will make people more conscious of the issue, and more interested in rejecting fur in any form.

Source: ekimber@juno.com

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