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Say No to Fur

Say No to Fur

Oprah Announces No Fur in Her O Magazine: The October 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine announced its decision to never feature real fur in the magazine and only use cruelty free materials in its stories, including no leather or exotic skins. This decision was broadly embraced by the readership.

CA, West Hollywood Bans the Sale of Fur: West Hollywood, CA became the first city in the nation to ban the sale of fur. With a three to one vote (with one abstention) the City Council approved the ordinance. The rule faced opposition from the local Chamber of Commerce, whose main trade group, The Fur Information Council, happens to be based in West Hollywood. Nearly half of the 200 stores in town sell at least some fur items and it is estimated to account for approximately $2 million in revenue each year. The measure will take effect on Sept. 21, 2013.

NY, New York City Bars Ban Fur Clad Customers: Bar owner Johnny Barounis, a vegetarian, refuses to allow patrons wearing real fur to enter his trendy bards in Manhattan. His bards include Revision Lounge and Gallery in the East Village, the Back Room on the Lower East Side, and Auction House and Fetch, on the Upper East Side. ”We tell people, you are welcome to come in, but the fur stays out” said Barounis.

Read more good news like this at http://bigcatrescue.org/2011/big-cat-bans-enacted

I don't think it ever rose above 60 degrees today.  Brrrr!

I don't think it ever rose above 60 degrees today. Brrrr!

Green Level Keeper Sus cleaning up buckets and watering the ginger plants

Green Level Keeper Sus cleaning up buckets and watering the ginger

Meds are handed out right before dinner each night

Meds are handed out right before dinner each night

By using the Operant Conditioning stick the cats think they are having fun, but we are really getting them to take their meds

By using the Operant Conditioning stick the cats think they are having fun, but we are really getting them to take their meds

Master Keeper Becky laying out the meds for all our old cats

Master Keeper Becky laying out the meds for all our old cats.

Becky and Rachel up to their elbows in cold cat "food" tonight

Becky and Rachel up to their elbows in cold cat "food" tonight

Can you see all four of the NY Servals waiting for dinner in this shot?

Can you see all four of the NY Servals waiting for dinner in this shot?

Howie talking to Andre the tiger while our guests talked to Joseph the lion

Howie talking to Andre the tiger while our guests talked to Joseph the lion

Animal Coalition of Tampa is having their 2nd monthly Alliance to Save 90 community meeting on Tues, Feb 7th at 6:30pm. Its free, but they need to see how big of a room they need. Can you let them know if you are coming?

http://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=2773899809

who should come: anyone from the community who wants to be involved in any degree with saving 90% of the intake of the county shelter. or anyone that has any questions about the campaign!

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