A Successful Grassroots model to Shutting Down Fur Stores
Kitchener based CALM Activists have successfully shut down the city’s last remaining fur store (Kaufman Furs). The pressure campaign took just over 3 months with 4 dedicated activists. Only legal tactics were used but the police still came to visit (28 times) resulting in 0 arrests and a handful of unsuccessful attempts to repress action with misinformation and intimidation.
This campaign provides a model for an easy, accessible, cheap, and safe way to shut down the sale of fur. While campaigns like this focus on the storefront, we appreciate the efforts of the ALF to free the animals directly from fur farms and those outreaching to sway the hearts and minds of the public.