A+O Goes Fur Free!

After 18 action and 11 days Stacey Bendet concedes to CAFT USA and adopts a fur free policy.

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M.L. Ditches Fur!

After 14 days and four action Monique Lhuillier announces she will go fur free.



CAFT Announces Senior Organizer Sidney Jesperson and Communications Manager Alexandra McCardell

After three rapid-fire victories in less than five months, Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade today announced Sidney Jesperson as Senior Organizer and Alexandra McCardell as Communications Manager. Sidney Jesperson comes to CAFT with over a decade of organizing experience on behalf of animals. A well-known figure in the animal rights community, Sidney has established … Continue reading CAFT Announces Senior Organizer Sidney Jesperson and Communications Manager Alexandra McCardell

Activists Visit Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills

On April 24, Los Angeles activists added their voices to the campaign against the last American department store selling fur. Neiman Marcus sits less than two blocks from Saks Fifth Avenue, which had seen hard-hitting activism for months before announcing its intention to stop selling fur on April 7. Activists marched through Neiman demanding that … Continue reading Activists Visit Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills

Texas Animal Freedom Fighters Take Over Neiman Marcus in Dallas

On April 24, Texas activists took the fight for animals on fur farms directly to the heart of the opposition – Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas, the company’s headquarters. Activists marched into the store to educate customers and employees regarding the plight of the animals whose skin Neiman sells as fabric. Making sure that Neiman … Continue reading Texas Animal Freedom Fighters Take Over Neiman Marcus in Dallas

Seattle Activists Hit Saks

Submitted by Seattle activists: After seeing so many incredible activists around the country protesting companies that continue to sell fur, we decided to protest Saks Off 5th in Seattle, Washington.  The morning of the protest, February 11, it started snowing, but luckily that doesn’t stop Seattle shoppers! So we carpooled to Westlake Center to meet … Continue reading Seattle Activists Hit Saks

Los Angeles Kicks Off Week of Action Against Saks

Submitted by Animal Defense League Southern California: Sunday, February 7, was the beginning of an international week of action against fur, and we knew the perfect way to kick it off: by returning to our friends at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. We’ve been to this Saks location many times before informing the public … Continue reading Los Angeles Kicks Off Week of Action Against Saks

New Jersey Activists Disrupt Saks

Submitted by New Jersey Animal Save Movement: On Sunday, January 31, a group of compassionate NJ activists, including several parents and children, walked as a group into Saks Off 5th within a mini-mall in Shrewsbury, NJ.  This action was well-planned and organized as a peaceful yet attention-grabbing disruption to send a strong clear message that … Continue reading New Jersey Activists Disrupt Saks

Activist Disrupts Connecticut A+O While on Road Trip

Submitted by a vegan traveler: While driving to visit my sister, I decided to stop by Alice + Olivia in Greenwich, Connecticut.  I couldn’t drive through a town that has an Alice + Olivia and not stop to disrupt their business. One of my non activist friends went inside the store undercover to pretend to be … Continue reading Activist Disrupts Connecticut A+O While on Road Trip

Chicago Activists Demand A+O Go Fur Free

Submitted by Chicago activists: Chicago activists rattled Alice + Olivia yesterday on the Magnificent Mile. Activists with Fur-Free Chicago attempted to deliver a sign with balloons attached to the retailer, urging them to make a public announcement that they are going fur-free, or that they would have to deal with being our main target. With … Continue reading Chicago Activists Demand A+O Go Fur Free

Dallas Activists Show up in Style to Alice + Olivia

Submitted by Texas Animal Freedom Fighters: As it turns out, for those of us working on the Alice + Olivia Animal Cruelty Campaign, our reputation precedes us. Today, January 23, 2021, when we arrived at the Highland Park Village outdoor mall, we found that the entrance nearest Alice + Olivia had been barricaded, that local … Continue reading Dallas Activists Show up in Style to Alice + Olivia

A+O Doesn’t Want Smoke With Houston Activists

Submitted by Texas Animal Freedom Fighters: On Friday, January 22, Texas Animal Freedom Fighters joined the fight against Alice + Olivia. We are demanding that they end their sale of fur and make a public announcement that they are going fur free. We walked through the Highland Park Shopping Center outdoor mall, holding our megaphones … Continue reading A+O Doesn’t Want Smoke With Houston Activists

A+O Can’t Wash The Chalk Off Fast Enough in Los Angeles

Submitted by an independent activist in Los Angeles: It’s been a week, and you know what that means – time to go chalk the Alice + Olivia Melrose store again. On Friday, January 22, I showed up at dawn and left the sidewalks on all three sides of the store’s facade covered in a glowing … Continue reading A+O Can’t Wash The Chalk Off Fast Enough in Los Angeles

NYC Activists Pay Saks Fifth Avenue CEO a Visit at Home

Submitted by NYC activists: Due to its sale of fur, Saks Fifth Avenue has recently become the target of grassroots-organized protests and disruptions of business as usual in major cities throughout the U.S. And now NYC activists have taken the message of “Stop Selling Fur!” directly to the residence of Saks President and CEO Marc … Continue reading NYC Activists Pay Saks Fifth Avenue CEO a Visit at Home

Chicago Invades Alice + Olivia Storefront

Submitted by Chicago activists: On Monday, January 18th around 5pm, Chicago activists descended upon Alice + Olivia for their participation in the violence of animals in the fur trade.  Activists walked into the Magnificent Mile location, where police cars sat idle on the street at every corner, with sirens blaring. Once sirens ceased, a speak … Continue reading Chicago Invades Alice + Olivia Storefront

Georgia Joins the Campaign Against Alice + Olivia

Submitted by Atlanta activists: Monday, January 18th: five activists congregated in front of Alice + Olivia in Atlanta, Georgia to protest the store’s use of animal fur.  The sole customer was let out of the store and the two employees decided to close the front door and lock it, but not before the activists’ message … Continue reading Georgia Joins the Campaign Against Alice + Olivia

Las Vegas Activists Visit Both A+O and Saks on the Same Day

Submitted by Las Vegas activists on Sunday, January 17, 2021: Today, fifteen Las Vegas activists gathered to take action against the fur industry. But in keeping with the two national grassroots anti-fur campaigns that have been seeing the most activity, we figured there was no reason for us to do one action, when we could … Continue reading Las Vegas Activists Visit Both A+O and Saks on the Same Day

Philadelphia Disrupts Saks Fifth Avenue

Submitted by Revolution Philadelphia: The fur industry is one of the most vile and inherently cruel industries. The animals whose fur is ripped from them need it more than humans do–it’s quite literally their own skin. Anywhere from 200 squirrels to 100 chinchillas to 30 rabbits are killed to make just one fur coat. Animals … Continue reading Philadelphia Disrupts Saks Fifth Avenue

New Campaign: Alice + Olivia is America’s top anti-fur target.

Alice + Olivia is a well-known name in women’s fashion. It is sold in nearly a thousand stores, and has 56 of its own boutiques worldwide. It is also one of the only American retailers that sells clothing made from the fur of tortured animals. Its founder and designer, the notoriously unstable Stacey Bendet, is … Continue reading New Campaign: Alice + Olivia is America’s top anti-fur target.

Another Noisy Saks Demo in Los Angeles

Submitted by Animal Defense League – Southern California: On January 9, 2021, a beautiful afternoon in Beverly Hills, Animal Defense League Southern California gathered to enjoy one of our favorite pastimes: holding Saks Fifth Avenue accountable for the torture and murder of fur-bearing animals. Saks’ response to protests has been to monitor our Facebook events … Continue reading Another Noisy Saks Demo in Los Angeles

The Escalation Continues Against Saks in NYC!

Submitted by NYC activists – Unlike the first 2 protests when we entered Saks in complete stealth mode taking over the fur salon right before disrupting, or on the traditional Fur free Friday Weekend Action where we were met by 6 NYPD cruisers, motorcades and 25 police officers right before 60 ARA stormed into Saks Fifth … Continue reading The Escalation Continues Against Saks in NYC!

Chicago protests Saks Fifth Avenue!

Submitted by Chicago Activists – On Saturday, January 9th, around ten grassroots activists joined together outside of Saks Fifth  Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, maintaining the pressure that began the week before with a disruption. The disruption lasted around 6 minutes inside of the store’s “Fur Salon” while being escorted down the escalator towards the … Continue reading Chicago protests Saks Fifth Avenue!

Victory! Monique Lhuillier goes fur free.

After fourteen days and four actions, Monique Lhuillier has conceded. On November 27, CAFT USA launched the Monique Lhuillier Cruelty Campaign. On December 10, Monique Lhuillier, Inc., contacted PETA to announce that they were going fur free. The campaign consisted of the following actions:• a kickoff protest at the Monique Lhuillier flagship store in West … Continue reading Victory! Monique Lhuillier goes fur free.

SoCal ADL Embarrasses Saks Fifth Avenue

Submitted by Animal Defense League – Southern California: On December 19, Animal Defense League Southern California conducted a demonstration against Saks Fifth Avenue. We had announced the event on Facebook, and in response Saks hired a private army of thirty security guards, with at least four blocking every door, turning away pedestrians and bringing to … Continue reading SoCal ADL Embarrasses Saks Fifth Avenue

Los Angeles Storms Saks Fifth Avenue

Submitted by independent activists in Los Angeles on December 12, 2020: Activists arrived today at Saks Fifth Avenue’s west coast flagship in Beverly Hills ready for action. We stormed the store, making sure that every customer inside learned about the brutality perpetrated by Saks against animals on fur farms. Saks was clearly happy to see … Continue reading Los Angeles Storms Saks Fifth Avenue

ADL-Oklahoma Protests Outside Monique Lhuillier’s Trunk show

Submitted by Animal Defense League – Oklahoma: On December 5, members of the Vegan Knights Motorcycle Club and Animal Defense League Oklahoma joined forces to raise awareness of the atrocities that happen on fur farms worldwide. JJ Kelly Bridal is an Oklahoma City bridal shop that has no need to participate in this cruel industry, … Continue reading ADL-Oklahoma Protests Outside Monique Lhuillier’s Trunk show

Monique Lhuillier Campaign Kickoff

Submitted by Animal Defense League – Southern California: On Fur Free Friday, Animal Defense League Southern California had the privilege of helping kick off the Monique Lhuillier Cruelty Campaign. Monique is one of the wealthiest individual designers in the world, profiting for years from the brutal torture of fur-bearing animals. She had thus far avoided … Continue reading Monique Lhuillier Campaign Kickoff

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