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Vancouver Fur Shop Targeted Again

Snowflake Furs Has Already Closed One Location There

For Immediate Release
May 15, 2011

Vancouver, BC: In an anonymous communique received today by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, members of the Animal Liberation Front claim to have vandalized the property of Snowflake Furs in Vancouver, located at 102-750 Pender Street. A previous location of Snowflake in the Fairmont Hotel closed last year when Fairmont owner Westmont Hospitality Group refused to renew their lease; the Vancouver Animal Defense League had held regular demonstrations there.

The current communique reads, in full:
On the night of Saturday May 14th Snowflake Furs in Vancouver BC was vandalized with red paint. Animal abusers are not welcome in our city.
 -Animal Liberation Front

Imprisoned in cages for life, fur-bearing animals are forced to endure intensive confinement, compared to the miles of territory these animals would enjoy in the wild - their natural state. The natural instincts of these captive animals are completely frustrated; self-mutilation, sickness, infection, poor sanitation and the sheer stress of confinement lead animals to premature death. When they survive, animals of sufficient size are killed by anal electrocution or gassing, then skinned. Whereas reports from the fur industry have surfaced that liberations were harmful to the animals, the Animal Liberation Front and other organizations have a long history of successfully releasing animals into the wild and inflicting economic sabotage on those who profit from the suffering of fur-bearing animals. In addition to liberating the wild animals destined for a certain, painful and agonizing death, liberationists have initiated the closure of dozens of fur farming operations that endured economic ruin since "Operation Bite Back" was begun by the ALF in the 1990s.

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