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.”
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What You Can Do...
- Learn the Top Ten Easy Ways to Help Animals.
- Spread the word about Everyday Ways to Help Animals.
- Volunteer for Massachusetts organizations.
- Support CEASE and help fund our campaigns to stop animal suffering.
- Tell your friends about CEASE! We rely on contributions from caring people like you.
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:
The award-winning animal documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine 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.
Food, 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.”
Jonathan 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.”
See the Boston Vegetarian Society’s list of recent “environmental, health and animal documentaries that encourage veg living.”