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Animal rights activists storm Saks store in Toronto to protest sale of fur coats

FUR FREE TORONTO: 'Science tells us that nonhuman animals are sentient, and justice demands that all sentient beings be protected from tyranny and oppression'.

LAUREN O’NEIL: An anti-fur protest inside a swish downtown Toronto department store went sideways this weekend — quite literally — when a store employee tried to take matters into her own hands and shut down the demonstration. Members of Fur Free Toronto, a coalition working to “end the atrocities of the fur industry and seek a ban on fur in Toronto,” had planned on wrapping yellow caution tape around several racks of fur coats at the Saks Fifth Avenue store on Yonge Street, across from the Eaton Centre… Before hitting Saks with their caution tape, protesters had gathered on Queen Street with signs reading “their fur, not ours” and “fur trim kills,” among other things…

The protesters left right away when asked, but not before their message had been heard:”Caution shoppers! We have the product of animal torture at Saks Fifth Avenue! They’re trying to sell you this fur at 75% off,” yelled McQueen just before security arrived. “No one wants to buy or wear fur anymore!” “Nordstrom recently announced they are going fur free, France has banned fur farms — the fur industry is literally falling apart, we’re just here to help Saks with their decision,” said the veteran animal rights activist following the event…

The Fur Free Toronto protest, staged in partnership with Direct Action Everywhere Toronto, was part of a global lockdown event for the Rose’s Law Animal Bill of Rights movement… “Science tells us that nonhuman animals are sentient, and justice demands that all sentient beings be protected from tyranny and oppression,” reads a description on Facebook for the protest event. “We ask that you support legislation giving all sentient animals: The right to be free — not owned — or to have a guardian acting in their best interest,” the description continues. SOURCE…

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