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Laois Fur Farm Targeted in County-wide Day of Action


October 26, 2006

Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade

LAOIS FUR FARM TARGETED IN COUNTY-WIDE DAY OF ACTION

Residents in County Laois were left wide-eyed with amazement when a busload of Animal Rights Activists leafleted house-to-house, held information tables, and ended the day with an impromptu demonstration at Vasa Mink Farm belonging to Heffernans in Stradbally on Saturday, October 21, 2006.

The county was saturated with thousands of leaflets as three teams held information tables, collected signatures on petitions, and displayed large banners and placards with pictures of caged and skinned mink. After that, the activists visited Ireland's largest fur farm in Vicarstown (Vasa Ltd).

‘We had fantastic support from passers-by, and most of the shops were more than willing to hold on to a bundle of flyers for other customers. Some were disgusted about the plight of the imprisoned animals,' stated Ms. Laura Broxson of CAFT.

The fur farmers felt the heat as they were blasted with megaphones and angry chants and a very loud and clear message: Your days of quiet country living are over. We will not let you murder 45,000 mink a year and get away with it.

The fur farmers’ neighbours are now well aware of how they make the money for their luxurious life –off the backs of the gassed and skinned innocent animals they have imprisoned in their concentration camps.

‘These animals are kept in cages the size of two shoe boxes until they are approximately 6 months old, at which time they will have grown their full fur coats. This is when their lives become worthless to the HEFFERNANS. They will be thrown into the gas chamber or have their necks snapped. Some are not even dead when they are skinned. Some farms use anal electrocution. Then their bloodied stolen skins will be sold at auctions in Europe to be made into garments or garment trims for the wealthy.’

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CAMPAIGN FOCUSING ON BOTH THE FUR FARMERS AND THE RETAIL OUTLETS.

CAFT PRESS OFFICER.

Laura Broxson,

086 8729444

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