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World Day of Action Against Swedish Fur Farms
World Day of Action
Against Swedish Fur Farms

Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

Friday 13th August - World Day of Action against Sweden's Fur Farms

For many years Sweden has been seen as one of the bastions of the global fur farming industry, but that image is fast fading and may be about to change in a big way. Twenty years ago there were about 500 fur farms in Sweden, today there only 75 mink farms left and no fox fur farms at all, thanks to the hard work and dedication of anti-fur activists.

With a General Election in Sweden only weeks away, one of the big topics of the election campaign is a potential ban on all fur farms in Sweden, something which we could only have dreamed of just a few years ago. With similar campaigns in Finland, Norway and Denmark, it seems the tide is turning against the fur trade throughout Scandinavia.

In support of the campaign for a ban of fur farms, Swedish activists are calling for a World Day of Action against Swedish Fur Farms on Friday 13th August. Anti-fur activists throughout the world are asked to hold protests at their local Swedish Embassies and Consulates in support of a ban on all fur farming in the country.

Please organise a demo at your Embassy or Consulate in support of the campaign. For more details or to let us know you are organising a protest, contact [email protected]
Protest: Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Consulate of Sweden in NYC @ 445 Park Ave. (56th St.)

If you cannot join the protest in New York City or anywhere else around the world, you can call, write, e-mail:
Honorary Consulate General of Sweden
445 Park Avenue, 21st floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone:+1 212 888 3000

Join Win Animal Rights for an entire day of action for fur beareres, animals in labs and animals exploited and killed for food.  Wear your walking shoes as we will be moving around the city.   Remember, it's Friday the 13th - SO BEWARE!

Coming WAR events: Mark your calendars NOW

Carriage Horse Protest - Sunday, 8/8 @ 2:00 PM
Int'l Solidarity Day - Sweden Fur Farms - Friday, 8/13 @ 11 AM
Carriage Horse Protest - Sunday, 8/15 @ 2:00 PM
No Kill New York Meting - Wednesday, 8/18 @ 7:00 PM
Guest Speaker - Anthony Marr - Wednesday, 8/25 @ 7 PM
 (see Yahoo calendar for details)

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