Week of Action Against the Fur Trade

The Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade is excited to announce its first national week of action against fur.

From February 7 to 15th, cities around the continent will be fighting back for the victims of the fur industry.

The grassroots of our movement is at its strongest when we work together to exert concerted pressure on the corporations that perpetrate violence against animals. These companies are national and transnational – and we must be too.

On Friday, January 15, we will announce our next campaign against an American designer. We think that this week of action will help them understand that continuing to use fur in 2021 means that their business will now exist in a constant state of siege. We will also be focusing on Saks Fifth Avenue, in support of that longer-term campaign’s escalation. Let’s show these two businesses some extra special Valentine’s Day attention.

Monique Lhuillier capitulated to our last campaign after actions in two cities. Let’s see if the next designer can stand the heat when activists swarm stores all over the country.

Every local group is invited and implored to participate. We have no rules, no barriers to entry, and no authority over your actions. If you want help, simply contact us, and we will be there to assist every step of the way.

We ask only that you bring your passion and dedication – and send us an action report with pictures when you’re done. This ensures that the top executives of these companies will hear about even the smallest protests in the smallest corner of the country. And it inspires others to get active. When we all work together at the same time against the same companies, even one person holding a sign in front of a store is able to make a real difference.

The fur industry is at an all-time low: the last North American fur auction house is bankrupt, the world’s largest fur auction house is closing, the world’s top mink-producing country has ended mink farming, and Covid continues to ravage mink farms and retail clothing sales worldwide. The animals suffering on fur farms need you now. This is the time to strike, and strike hard.

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