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Twelve Days of Xmas- Day 4 - Fur Patrol


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On our 4th Day of Xmas for 2009, we turn our attention to the selling of fur. In keeping with our commitment to making New York City fur free, next year we will be launching our "FUR PATROLS", or FUR S.W.A.T.s. Training for Fur Patrol will be available at the WAR website after the first of the year. Certification will be relatively easy after completion of the on-line training modules on spotting, hunting and bagging fur hags. Upon completion of coursework, qualified candidates will be accredited and given FUR PATROL badges authorizing their activities.

Our mission will be to patrol Midtown Manhattan streets (or any other village, town or city) in search of fur hags (both male and female....we don't discriminate). When we find them they will be tagged, bagged and photographed for a new "FUR HAG GALLERY" on the WAR website. Once tagged, a fur hag will be educated about the horrors of the fur industry in the nicest, most compassionate ways possible. The cold weather this weekend should see many of these hideous ignorant targets walking the streets of New York City.

This weekend will be one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year, especially for high end designers and retailers. Please join us in support of three extremely important campaigns, as well as our on-going campaigns against any NYC stores that sell fur. The first two are global campaigns to make Escada and MaxMara fur free. The third is a local campaign, near and dear to our hearts, and that is the campaign to get New York City's premiere fur ghoul, Dennis Basso to go fur free.

Join us for anti-fur street action in New York City. This will be a roving protest very much like on Fur Free Friday. If you get to the meeting point late and we are not there, call: 1-646-267-9934

When: Saturday, December 19, 2009 @ 3:00 pm*
Where: Prada - 724 Fifth Ave. & 56th St. (next door to Abercrombie & Fitch)
(note: although we are meeting at Prada, this may or may not be our first protest location)

Whether you are joining us for demos in New York City or wish to participate from wherever you are, now is the time to make those phone calls and send those e-mails and letters. The stores are busy, lets remind them that millions of animals have suffered and died for their shopping and selling pleasure. Remember that every call you make to retail outlets during the busy holiday weekend directly impacts their ability to sell fur. If you are coming to demos, please dress for very cold weather and wear comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking. The more comfortable you are, the longer you will stay out to be the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves.


Prada - Fifth Avenue
724 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 1-212-664-0010
Fax: 1-212-664-0020


1412 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018

715 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 1-212-755-2200
Fax: 1-212-832-3750

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue
US New York, NY 10022
Phone: 1-212-753-4000
Fax: 1-212-940-4849

The Americana
2006 Northern Blvd.
US Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 1-516-869-0966
Fax: 1-516-869-0980

Note: There are ESCADA shops across the USA and around the world. Please check the ESCADA CAMPAIGN link below to search for a retail outlet in your area. Call or write to them to lodge your complaint.


MaxMara USA
530 Seventh Avenue, Fl. 21,
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 1.212.536.6200 Fax: 1.212.302.1134

813 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

MaxMara SoHo
450 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: 1.212.674.1340
Alternate #: 1.212.674.1817

For more info on the global MaxMara campaign visit:

To find other MaxMara locations:


Aministrative Offices:

Dennis Basso Furs
150 W. 30th St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1-212-564-9560

Dennis Basso Fur Salons:

New York:
765 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 1-212-794-4500
Fax: 1-212-288-2974

980 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 1-312-640-9500
Fax: 1-312-640-1216

The Little Nell Hotel
645 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO
Phone: 1-970-925-4499
Fax: 1-970-544-8146

Atlantic City:
Teh Pier at Caesars
1 Atlantic Ocean, Suite 206
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 1-609-348-8000
Fax: 1-609-348-8011

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