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Getting Assaulted: Dealing with Physical Confrontation at Protests

Fashion companies who sell fur are happy to hurt animals to protect their profits. So it’s no surprise that these agents of violence can become physically aggressive against animal activists. We have heard many accounts – and experienced some ourselves – of employees pushing, grabbing, striking, even kicking activists. And by no means have luxury … Continue reading Getting Assaulted: Dealing with Physical Confrontation at Protests

Victory! Zegna Group Goes Fur-Free in 4 Days

For immediate release:  February 1, 2022 Contact: action@caftusa.com (310) 818-3169 Today, February 1, 2022, Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT) celebrates Zegna Group’s decision to announce a fur-free policy.  We initiated a campaign of protest against Zegna Group four days ago. They heard the message loud and clear, and immediately took action to protect … Continue reading Victory! Zegna Group Goes Fur-Free in 4 Days

Victory: Moncler Embraces a Fur-Free Future

MONCLER IS GOING FUR-FREE AFTER 123 DAYS OF PROTEST For immediate release:  January 25, 2022 Contact: action@caftusa.com (310) 818-3169 Today, January 25, 2022, Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT) celebrates Moncler’s historic decision to announce a fur-free policy. When CAFT initiated our campaign four months ago, we knew that Moncler would do the right … Continue reading Victory: Moncler Embraces a Fur-Free Future

New Campaign: Moncler Is Next to Get It

Now that we have defeated iconic European fashion house Saint Laurent, it’s on to Moncler. Moncler is an Italian fashion whose whose meteoric rise to luxury stardom was based on billionare Remo Ruffini’s vision of luxury sprotswear, specifically Moncler’s signature quilted jacket. The most high-end models of this brand signature are lined with the skins … Continue reading New Campaign: Moncler Is Next to Get It

Victory! Saint Laurent and Kering Go Fur-Free

In less than three months, the anti-fur movement has toppled fashion legend Saint Laurent (YSL) and its massive, iconic parent corporation, Kering. From designers to retailers, and now the most iconic fashion houses on the planet, CAFT and its partners are making history together through decentralized pressure campaigning. We will stop at nothing until fur … Continue reading Victory! Saint Laurent and Kering Go Fur-Free

Mink Production Meltdown 2020

At last September’s board meeting of the Fur Commission USA, Executive Director and soul patch-wearer Michael Whelan lamented, “A lot of people aren’t sure if there’s still going to be ranching this time next year.” CAFT USA ordinarily hesitates to praise Whelan in any capacity, but with the recent release of the USDA’s 2020 Agricultural … Continue reading Mink Production Meltdown 2020

July 5-11: Week of Action Against Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent

CAFT is today announcing international campaigns against Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent, beginning with a week of action from July 5th to 11th. What makes a good campaign target? A target that is winnable, that is well-suited to build upon for future victories. And together we will win against Oscar de la Renta … Continue reading July 5-11: Week of Action Against Oscar de la Renta and Saint Laurent

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

Campaign Kickoff: Neiman Marcus Flagship in Beverly Hills

On April 24, Los Angeles activists added their voices to the campaign against the last American department store selling fur. The Neiman Marcus West Coast flagship 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 … Continue reading Campaign Kickoff: Neiman Marcus Flagship in Beverly Hills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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