Our 2013/2014 Anti-Fur Campaign

Ad with the following text: Fur. A baby fox on a fur farm. A life of misery. A cruel death. Be fashionable and kind. Go fur-free!

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About CEASE

Founded in Massachusetts in 1979, CEASE is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to ending animal cruelty and exploitation. Over the past several years CEASE has focused primarily on the issue of fur. CEASE raises public awareness of this issue through media campaigns and public outreach. Learn more about CEASE...

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Contributors’ Comments on Recent CEASE Campaigns

“You guys are amazing!  I love your ads, well—I don't love what is going on in the ads, the poor sweet little animals, but I love that you are out there advertising the cruel reality of fur all over the T.”

“During the past couple of winters I was very upset about people wearing fur trim ... and I firmly believe that their eyes must be opened to the suffering they support with their purchases. After all, it is the consumer who has the power to end the fur trade. Thank you for your efforts!”

“Thank you very much ... for your essential work in educating those who may be kind but ignorant of atrocities toward animals.” 

“... thank you for all the work you do for the animals.  Your ads on the T make my day.”

“Let me commend CEASE on your great Anti-Fur campaign! The posters and banners on the Boston T are outstanding and share the message of compassion powerfully ... Thank you for your dedicated effort to end animal suffering and exploitation.”

“...I find that supporting a local animal rights group can be more satisfying...”

“I've seen your great ads again on the T and just made my ... donation.”

Welcome to CEASE. Learn about...

Fur Industry
The Fur Industry

Factory Farms
Factory Farms

Animals in Entertainment
Animals in Entertainment

And see: The War on Wildlife, Animals in Research, and Overpopulation.

What You Can Do...

Special Screening, May 8

The Ghosts in our Machine

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA
$12 General Admission; $10 Student or Senior
Sponsored by NEAVS

The award-winning animal documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine is a compassionate and hopeful film making waves in both the animal community and general public around the world. And NEAVS is honored to let you know director Liz Marshall and protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur will join us for a Q&A afterward!

Ghosts tells the story of the myriad ways humans exploit animals. By following the sensitive and heartfelt lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, the film offers an artistic balance of beauty without denying the reality of the animals’ lives. Marshall skillfully portrays a hopeful landscape of alternatives by following McArthur as she enters the worlds and souls of animals caught in the “machine” of modern life or rescued to sanctuary. NEAVS President Theodora Capaldo, EdD is a featured and opening voiceover in the film and will moderate the Q&A.

Because it is a special one-night community screening, advance tickets are only being sold online through NEAVS. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the theatre the night of the screening.

Video

Woody Harrelson narrates this video for The Humane Society of the United States, which takes a look at the cruelty of the fur industry via the experiences of one unfortunate stuffed animal.

 

If anyone considering wearing fur had to personally take the scared, struggling animals from their cages on a fur farm and apply the electrocution device or snap their necks, fur fashion would quickly lose its appeal. If a prospective fur wearer had to personally dispatch an animal who was gnawing off her own leg to escape a leg hold trap, there is no fur industry propaganda that would work. Fur fashion does make a statement, and it is not a flattering one.

—Evelyn Kimber, CEASE board member, letter published in the Boston Globe

News & Announcements

Neiman Marcus and two other retailers settled claims that they had marketed real fur as faux fur. Read more in the New York Times article, “Real Fur, Masquerading as Faux” and Wayne Pacelle’s blog post, “HSUS Fur Investigations Produce Sanction of Neiman Marcus.”

China bans animal circuses! Read more about this incredible news.

Norway banned fur from Oslo Fashion Week. Read the care2 article, “Norway Designers Ban Fur.”

President Obama has signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act. Read more at HSUS.

Great news from Israel regarding the effort to ban fur. The Israel Committee for Legislative Affairs has unanimously approved a bill that prohibits the trade of fur from all mammals, except for specific fur hats worn by a few people for cultural identity. Read more at www.antifurcoalition.org.

Movies & Books

Looking for movies and books about animal advocacy to share with your friends and family? Here are some suggestions:

Food, Inc. DVDFood, Inc. is a film about factory farming. “Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.”
Eating AnimalsJonathan Safran Foer’s new bestselling book, Eating Animals, “explores the many stories we use to justify our eating habits—folklore and pop culture, family traditions and national myth, apparent facts and inherent fictions—and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting.”
Boston Vegetarian SocietySee the Boston Vegetarian Society’s list of recent “environmental, health and animal documentaries that encourage veg living.”

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