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Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Press Release



Kiley Blackman  
[email protected]   

November 25, 2005 Members of Animal Defenders of Westchester will join with other animal protection organizations to conduct the annual FUR FREE FRIDAY event on November 25, 2005, outside Macy’s in the Galleria, located at the corner of Court and Main Street in White Plains, from 1:30 pm till 3 pm.

Some retailers and designers, such as Jennifer Lopez, Fendi and Neiman Marcus ( ‘Neiman Carcass’) adamantly refuse to omit real fur clothing and fur trim from their clothing lines, despite growing public knowledge of the incredible cruelty the fur trade causes.  Macy’s has added a beautiful faux fur collection; but unfortunately still sells real rabbit, fox, etc.  Retailers collectively state:

‘If the public wants it, we will sell it.’

Kiley Blackman, organizer of this event, said, “It is our intention to force the buyers of blood fashion to think about where their fur came  from: to ‘see’ the blood dripping from decapitated rabbits, and not just the ‘vest’ they bring to the sales register; to ‘hear’ the screams of foxes horribly electrocuted anally, or echoing through the forest while struggling wildly to free their paws from a steel jaw trap; and to think of the cats and dogs many fur-wearers love, whose fur is also ripped from them, usually while they are still alive, by a money-hungry fur trade who doesn’t want the public to know their dirty little secrets.”

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