Events to be Held at 'Neiman Carcass' Stores Nationwide
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a
nationwide campaign to persuade upscale department store chain Neiman
Marcus to stop selling fur, The Fund for Animals has announced the
ten-day countdown to "Fur- Free Friday." On Friday, November 29, the
busiest shopping day of the year, The Fund for Animals and local groups
across the country will hold protests, silent vigils, mock funeral
processions, and other events at Neiman Marcus stores to bring attention
to the cruel and unnecessary killing of animals for fur coats and
"With the many warm and fashionable alternatives
available, there is simply no reason to sell fur," said Pierre
Grzybowski, Grassroots Coordinator for The Fund. "Neiman Marcus should
be a trendsetter in the fashion industry, and should spare millions of
animals from cruel and unnecessary deaths. Being a socially responsible
company means putting an end to animal cruelty."
Animals raised on fur farms are confined to tiny cages
until they are put out of their misery by gassing or anal electrocution.
Trapped animals suffer for days in steel-jawed leghold traps, often
gnawing off their own limbs to escape. Leghold traps are the land mines
of the natural world, not only killing "target species," but also
indiscriminately maiming and killing "non- target" animals such as
endangered species and family dogs and cats.
Last fall, a Decision Research poll of high-income
shoppers, conducted in four metropolitan areas where Neiman Marcus has
stores, revealed that 54% of consumers consider selling fur to be
socially irresponsible. By more than a four-to-one margin, consumers
prefer to shop at stores that do not sell fur.
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