The third silent vigil organized by KARA took place on Dec 29, 2012 at Phillips Square, in Montreal. This was the last protest of 2012. The silent vigils are a Fur-bearer Defenders Campaign derived from the 'Fur Trim Is A Trap' initiative by the British Columbia based animal advocacy group. Just like the other two past events, animal advocates gave tribute to the non-human animals that have lost their lives at the hands of the fur trade, either as targeted animals, or as "trash" animals (birds, endangered species, dogs and cats).
Montreal animal advocacy movement is once again inspiring compassionate humans to congregate in order to speak up against the exploitation of animals and the abuse that they have to endure due to human species. As we close the year 2012, this last protest by KARA proved that there are activists that are willing to withstand any adversity in order to educate and inspire others. This past Saturday, the weather was not easy to endure for any of the activists. It was ten degrees below zero and one activist said “this is nothing compared to the pain they have to endure in traps. I think of them… that is what keeps me going.”
Humans with character, strength and with a great amount of love in their spirits are the voice of animals. They give up their weekends, they stand in cold days and not even the inches of snow can extinguish the fire in their hearts. They are the animals' voices and these are a few of their thoughts:
"... There is too much fur everywhere ... this industry is extremely cruel and too many things are hidden. My motivation is to uncover the truth, to help others make the right choice ... "- Keya Kim
"... Enduring the cold shows that this cause is important to us! What is exchanging an hour against animal suffering? ... " -Francine Lacoste
"... In 2012, I cannot imagine that there are still people who do not want to see all the suffering caused by this industry ... if they do not want you going to show them! If our gatherings can change the thinking of one person our mission is accomplished! ... " - Dom la Pat
"... Considered a luxury fur for humans, but so demeaning and offensive to every animal that undergoes the ordeal being attacked because of his fur and stripped from ... An act unworthy with so much pain..." - Larousse Mimie
“For me to stand in the cold weather for one hour or more is nothing compared to the suffering of these animals. I have two rabbits and they keep me going not only against the fur business, but also against cosmetic testing. I am proud of standing for a cause very dear to my heart and will keep doing it, hoping for a world where animals will be treated with more respect and compassion.” - Ana Carolina Ferreira.
"I denounce the fur industry, because it is only marketing. It is not necessary to hurt animals to be comfortable. I do not wear because I refuse to be complicit in this atrocity" -Carmen Dubé
Marie Claude Gagne member of KARA explains what is her motivation that makes her be part of the protests:
"... Canada Goose has created a monster. A monster that kills more than 100,000 coyotes per year . The industry has successfully trivialized fur hiding behind the trim and accessories. We must respond and inform the community. Nobody should be proud to bear the death of a living being ... "
These are strong and passionate words given by human beings that I respect and admire. They might look innocent just standing at a corner of a street with a poster and giving out flyers to the people. Within there is a compassionate rage that wants to wake up the world to see the reality in which the world lives in. The exploitation of animals for their fur is something that should not be part of our civilized society.
To see an album of pictures of the second and third vigil organized by KARA please click here.
The next Silent Vigil is schedule to happen on Jan 19 2013. Please Like KARA on Facebook and stay tuned for more details to come about the protest.
Click here to send a letter to Dani Reiss the CEO of Canada Goose and let him politely know how you feel about their use of coyote fur on their winter jackets.
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