Montreal, November 25, 2014 – The Montreal SPCA sent out a press release informing that in honor of Fur-Free-Friday on November 28th, they will be holding a fun and interactive event to celebrate this day and Make Fur History.
Fur-Free Friday is an international day of action by animal advocates against the fur trade. Animal advocates around the world come together to take stand against the fur industry. The purpose is to remind fur users that there was a sentient animal that suffered in a trap or was held captive in a fur farm.
The Montreal SPCA wants to encourage consumers to go Fur-Free. They are opening their doors this Friday and Saturday to receive informational material and speak to SPCA representatives to learn more about practices within the fur industry. They want to invite Montrealers and those in surrounding areas to Make Fur History. People will be able to make the #makefurhistory fur-free pledge at the SPCA, and they will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a $400 Vaute Couture gift certificate, a vegan and ethical outerwear company. The draw will take place on Saturday at 3pm.
People are invited to continue to ditch their fur by dropping it off at the Montreal SPCA. In exchange for the fur item, people will receive a vegan cruelty-free LUSH Cosmetics product*. Fur items will then be donated to a one of several wildlife rehabilitation centers. There will be Make Fur History t-shirts will be also available for sale ($20) in both men and women sizes.
The #MakeFurHistory campaign was started by the Montreal SPCA and The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) with the support of LUSH Cosmetics. #MakeFurHistory is aimed at raising awareness for consumers and the general public, as well as encouraging governments to get further involved in regulating the commercial fur trade.
“Animals raised on fur farms are not afforded adequate legal protection – both the law and the fur industry treat them as commodities,” says Alanna Devine Director of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA. “Given that the use of fur in fashion, particularly in the form of fur trim, is on the rise, there has never been a better time to make the public aware of the inherent suffering of animals on fur-farms right here in Canada. We want to let the public know they can help stop the suffering of these animals by saying no to fur and working with us to let the Canadian government, retailers and manufacturers know that there is no need to cause this type of suffering in order to produce an unnecessary luxury item.”
- Friday, November 28, 2014 from noon to 7pm
- Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 11am to 3pm.
- Montreal SPCA, 5215 Jean-Talon West, Montreal H4P 1X4
- Visit makefurhistory.com to learn more about the fur industry and additional ways you can get involved in the campaign.
- Click here to send a letter to retailers, asking them to #makefurhistory by going fur-free.
- Click here to send letter to the federal Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, requesting that fur farming be banned in Canada by visiting
*valid for the first 100 fur drop offs, one LUSH item per person