activists from Shropshire, the West Midlands and Wales joined forces today
to bash the evil
fur trade. Shrewsbury and
Bridgnorth in Shropshire were visited which had eleven shops between them
that had recently been found to be selling real fur, mainly rabbit and fox
fur on jackets, jumpers, scarves and boots.
All eleven shops were
visited or had noisy demonstrations held outside their premises
First off was Cara London in Shrewsbury who have had
emails all week asking them to adopt a no fur policy, when activists
arrived the real fur had been completely removed from the
Next stop Marjorie Lowe in Shrewsbury. The coats with
the real fur collars had been removed and real fur will not be restocked
Brothers Shrewsbury. Real fur removed replaced by only fake fur (This
lot of Dealers in Death in Shrewsbury obviously knew we were coming!) ...
We always keep a promise!
Shoon in Shrewsbury. Demo kicked
off with leafleting, chanting and siren whilst the manageress told
activists that they had confirmed to the Coalition to Abolish
the Fur Trade (CAFT) that next year real fur
will not be stocked at any of their 18 UK branches. Plenty of anti-fur
leaflets were handed out inside the shopping mall.
Shrewsbury. This shop was spotted by activists who were looking for a
toilet! Real rabbit fur scarves were spotted in their window so in piled
activists for a friendly chat. A cop came insisting the shop assistant had
rung them in floods of tears who then tried desperately to disband the
demo to no avail whilst Ripe removed all the real fur items from inside
the shop. A decision by Ripe's management will be made early next week
whether they feel it's really worth having thirteen or so noisy activists
outside of their shop on a regular basis. We'll be
Company Shrewsbury. The owner removed all of the real fur when
activists arrived at his premises (inside and outside!). Both Ripe and The
Hat Company were told it was illegal not to state whether the fur on their
products was real and both were threatened with trading
Shrewsbury hammered, onto Bridgnorth ..
visit was to Parker Taylor's 'posh tog' shop who had sensibly
removed all the real fur vowing not to ever restock. Activists waved and
thanked them for their compassionate decision.
and Aristocrats who between them had fur scarves, boots and fur
trimmed tops. These shops are right next door to each other. Both of these
shops adamant that it is their right to profit from the suffering, misery
and murder of fur farmed animals. Smug and pompous they tried to weather
the storm of demonstration raging outside of their shops. Local plod
arrived in a mobile cctv van and strutted around the street not really
knowing what to do about the situation.
A member of the public got
so incensed that the plod van had been outside these shops for almost 3
hours blocking traffic in a tiny street whilst 'policing an entirely legal
and peaceful demonstration' that he rang the cop control room to complain!
He also ranted at the cops twiddling their thumbs that were sat in the van
for the duration!
whilst these demos were happening, another nearby shop The Nutshell
was visited who had been displaying real rabbit fur scarves inside the
shop only this morning. When activists arrived the dead animal scarves had
also gone with the owner vowing to destroy them and never replace them.
Good result again.
Top Notch Dress Agency also got paid a
visit after they were caught selling fur trimmed boots. The owner claimed
she would remove the boots but when activists didn't believe her and
started a demo outside she flew into a fit and said she would be stocking
real fur coats because of the demo! That outrageous statement will only
encourage more unwanted attention whether they are bluffing or not! A
close eye will be kept on the Top Notch Agency.
Overall a very
successful day in Shropshire with eight out of eleven shops either
removing the dead animal skins permanently or vowing not to restock them
next year. The remaining three will be visited again and again until they
make that compassionate choice and get rid of the real fur that shames
-=No Excuse for Animal Abuse=-
animal abuse and exploitation are concerned, there is no giving in.
Please politely contact the shops below that are still
selling real fur and ask them to adopt a no fur policy
Tel: 01746 769444
Top Notch Agency