Naked protesters say “Have a heart, don’t buy fur!”

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Naked protesters say “Have a heart, don’t buy fur!”

As part of National Anti-Fur Day, we staged a protest downtown at the Bay here in Vancouver. There are protests happening in 17 22 cities across Canada (most on the 14th – the actual anti-fur day).

6 nude activists wearing big paper hearts were the centerpiece of the protest, with other activists holding signs or distributing leaflets.

Of course, this meant that I had to strip down to my underwear and stand out in the 4 degree weather. At least it was sunny. But it was still freezing!

Here are some photos from the event. (I’m the goofy guy on the end of the nudies.)

Check out the costumes! My new favorite people!

Check out the costumes! My new favorite people!

Fur protesters at the Bay, downtown Vancouver

Fur protesters at the Bay, downtown Vancouver

What a wonderful bunch of activists! Would you like a leaflet?

What a wonderful bunch of activists! Would you like a leaflet?

Hello! Waiting to cross the street

Hello! Waiting to cross the street

What a row of hotties!

What a row of hotties!

Having a great time at the fur protest

Having a great time at the fur protest

Waving and smiling at the fur protest

Waving and smiling at the fur protest

Love the flower

Love the flower

We are so cold but so sexy!

We are so cold but so sexy!

What a row of hotties!

What a row of hotties!

Make luv, not fur

Make luv, not fur

Love in, Fur out!

Love in, Fur out!

Thumbs up for a well-done event

Thumbs up for a well-done event

People walking by were very supportive of the cause, and we only had a few negative comments. We had a great media turnout so we will hopefully see some coverage in the news. 24 Hours already has a story up online:
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2009/02/11/8356476.html

 


13 Comments

Roxy

February 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Awesome! What a day 🙂 We were a voice for the animals who cannot speak for themselves. Well done everybody…you were all awesome! And you brave naked activists…..YOU ROCK!

Joanne

February 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Hot stuff!

Andy

February 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Great work, keep speaking up for defenceless animals !

Darn….I wish more people knew those people who wear fur-trimmed and fur-lined sweaters can see how animals are tortured and killed for their sweaters 🙁

Becci

February 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Your captions are hilarious!

Kai

February 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

great job you guys!!!! sorry I could not make it, I had to work all day today.. too bad… it was also my birthday too… it would have been perfect if I could join…

emma

February 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Great job, everybody! wish i could’ve been there…

Alison

February 11, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Thanks for organizing a great protest. I enjoyed being there, for the animals.

Ericka

February 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Good job! What a fantastic idea!
Thumbs up to Joan, Glen and all the BC Libs gang. Pity I could not make it this time.

Marta

February 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Great for you guys and gals ! Many thanks for going out into the bright cold and raising awareness. I couldn’t watch the videos of fur farms, makes me cry but all your efforts have renewed my hope. Make the Bay fur sales drop and let them go out of business. Any store trying to come across as being a green environmentaly concerned business that still sales fur needs it altzheimer brains examined !

Jessica

February 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

You guy’s and gals are AWESOME!
I wish that I had known that this protest was going on, I would
have been there in my birthday suit for sure.
Thank you so much for putting yourselves and your skin out there to
create some buzz about this serious topic.
Animals are people too!

Blessings
Jessica

Ed Coffin

February 13, 2009 at 8:27 pm

very cool!

Joanne

February 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm

It’s 22 cities around Canada, not 17 cities 🙂

Michelle Lauren

February 14, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Protesting is fun for everyone!

My favourite counter-argument: ‘…but you guys are wearing jeans!!!!’ : [

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