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From Animals in Print 24 November 2000 Issue:
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT: Of the 31 million animals killed on fur ranches each year, about 26 million are mink and 4.5 million are fox. In addition, 250,000 chinchillas, 150,000 sable, 100,000 fitch, 100,000 raccoon dogs (a separate species from the American raccoon), and a small number of lynx, bobcat, and nutria are fur farmed.
Each year approximately 10 million animals are trapped in the wild so that they can be skinned and turned into fur coats. The primary tools used by fur trappers to capture animals are the leghold trap, the body grip (Conibear) trap, and the wire snare.
Despite the fact that upwards of 74% of Americans oppose the use of the leghold trap, Congress has not yet banned its use. In fact, while the trap has been banned in 88 countries, only 8 states have passed legislation to prohibit leghold traps. This is despite volumes of documentation proving that leghold traps mutilate wild animals are non-selective in what they catch, and are a danger to peoples companion animals and children. (Text from CAFT)
PARTIAL LISTING OF FUR-FREE FRIDAY EVENTS:
Animal Rights Mobilization
FUR FREE FRIDAY
Meet at State and Adams at 12:00 Noon
ANIMAL RIGHTS MOBILIZATION
PO Box 805859
Chicago, IL 60680
FUR-FREE FRIDAY AT NEIMAN MARCUS on Friday, Nov. 24th The day after Thanksgiving, sometimes referred to as the busiest shopping day of the year, has become an annual day of action for anti-fur activists. Protests at department stores across the country, often involving disruptions, remind the fur industry that we aren't going anywhere until all fur remains on the backs of its original owners--the mink, foxes, and other animals exploited by the fur industry.
WHERE: Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., D.C. METRO: Friendship Heights--Western Ave. exit--on the red line
WHEN: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Compassion Over Killing
Santa Fe, NM:
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
Email: [email protected]
Rick Minor (505) 466-1692
Michele Rokke (505) 989-1442
FUR FREE FRIDAY BAG THE HAG DEMONSTRATION IN SANTA FE
On Friday, November 24, 2000 members of Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc.
(APNM) will show fur-wearers how to hide their shame by placing paper bags over the heads of two fur hags. Passersby will also have an opportunity to see the horror of a modern day fur farm as a brief videotape plays continuously from12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of Overland Sheepskin Co. located at 50 E. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe."Fur Farm Expose" is a ten minute videotape exposing the extreme suffering of fox and raccoon on an Illinois fur farm documented through a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals undercover investigation in 1997, as well as footage of animals caught in cruel leg-hold traps.
For more information about: Fur Free Friday an international day of protest; the bloody fur trade; and the demise of the fur industry, check www.furfreefriday.com and phone APNM at 505/989-1442.
For additional listings of Fur-Free Friday events:
Fur Free Friday-- National Action Directory
(or call your local animal rights group)
SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION TO BAN FUR TRADING NOW!
Online Petition to Ban Fur Trading
*CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS:
HSUS Dog and Cat Fur Investigation: Betrayal of http://www.hsus.org/current/dc_fur/web_doc/fur_index.html
*CONTACT THE FUR INDUSTRY'S "DIRTY DOZEN":
Coalition to Abolish the FurTrade
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