The organization In Defense of the Animals (IDA) named the protest Cave People Wear Fur as one of the top five groups participating for Fur Free Friday. Christy Griffin, Special Projects Officer for In Defense of Animals, granted this honor to the Montreal activists after a review of the magnificent set of photos taken by Joanne Beauchemin and Yannick Daudelin.
The organizer of the protest received a card and basket of goodies from IDA as a token of appreciation for the effort of all the activists. The organizer of the event states: “This is a grand honor to all of us in Montreal. Recognition by an organization like IDA tells us that we are doing a good job when we give a voice to animals.” She recognizes that the event showed how people can work together and function as a team in the name of animals; all the credit goes to the great animal activists that participated on the event in order for it to be a success. Every single person did as they should and those disguised as cavemen brought the scene to life.
On Saturday Nov. 24, 2012, In Defense of Animals (IDA), Kebek Animal Rights Association (KARA), Respect Animal, Resistance Animale, and local activists gave a voice to animals that are victims of the fur trade. Around a dozen animal activists took over the corner of Ste Catherine and McKay, in front of the store Influence-U. While this is not the only store in the Montreal area that sells parka style winter jackets, the location was appropriate for the event. Activists were dressed as cave people to let consumers know that there is no reason in modern day Canada to support the archaic and cruel fur industry, only cave people wear fur. History or tradition is not an excuse for cruelty. Some people believe that it is necessary to hunt for certain communities in order to survive. According to John Sorenson, author of Animal Rights, few Canadians make a living primarily by hunting. He explains that although it was necessary for some humans in the past, it is not feasible for the general human population as means of survival.
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