NONVIOLENT ACTIVIST ARRESTED FOR DEFENSE OF WILDLIFE
For Immediate Release:
THIRD ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST ARRESTED IN BEVERLY HILLS
(Beverly Hills, CA) – On Saint Patrick’s Day Friday, Los Angeles Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade USA (CAFT USA) made their way to Marina Rinaldi to protest the fact the brand does not have a fur-free policy. During the protest, a struggle broke out, in which one of the security guards grabbed an activist’s sign and megaphone in an attempt to remove them. The activist did not resist his endeavors, prompting the guard to call for backup, as well as police presence. Upon their arrival, police took the activist into custody under charges of “disturbing the peace.”
This is the third arrest in the campaign thus far, and activists have not been dissuaded from showing up to protest the company’s continued sale of fur. CAFT USA’s campaign director Matthew Klein states “Physical aggression’s and questionable arrests will not stop wildlife advocates from speaking out against Marina Rinaldi. We will settle for nothing short of a fur-free policy.”
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT USA) – exists to forever end the killing of wildlife for their fur. CAFT USA has protests scheduled against Marina Rinaldi and their parent company Max Mara around the world to demand that fashion finally stops using fur.