For Immediate Release:
December 11, 1998
Toni Vernelli: +44 1273 508 384
Copenhagen — Furriers arriving for the Copenhagen Fur Auction on Monday will have to step over the nude “corpses” of “dead” protesters on the sidewalk during PETA’s “Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead In Fur” rally. The nude bodies will pile up:
Date: Monday, December 14th
Time: 12 noon sharp
Place: Copenhagen Fur Centre
Before they’re made into coats, animals don’t die in their sleep. For their pelts, animals are trapped, drowned, or beaten to death in the wild and gassed, strangled, or electrocuted on fur farms.
On fur farms, animals are confined year-round to tiny wire cages, often with little protection from the elements. In the winter, minks, foxes and other animals endure freezing temperatures, rain, sleet and snow. Many animals exhibit signs of psychological distress, such as self mutilation, pacing and endless circling, caused by these stressful conditions and cruel confinement
PETA’s “Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead In Fur” campaign has made headlines worldwide, with protesters “dying” to help animals in New York, Munich, Geneva, Paris, Oslo and Stockholm.