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Russia: Fur auction "Sojuzpushnina" blocked again

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  • Planeta Animal
    ... From: AS To: antifur@lists.riseup.net Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 2:29 PM Subject: [IAFC] Fur
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      From: AS
      Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 2:29 PM
      Subject: [IAFC] Fur auction "Sojuzpushnina" blocked again

      Fur auction "Sojuzpushnina" blocked again

      On April, 26th, in St.-Petersburg, in the building of "Sojuzpushnina"
      on the Moscow prospect the beginning of fur auction was expected, but
      a group of animal rights defenders (approximately 10 persons) has
      blocked an entrance, having deprived people of possibility to get
      inside the building. Five activists have chained themselves to the
      front entrance doors. They held a banner "Fur is murder!", because
      that day 170 thousand skins which have been torn off  the animals were
      exposed on the auctions.

      Security guards of the building have tried to stop the action, but it
      has become possible to unblock an entrance only when the police squad
      arrived. Five defenders of animals were delivered in 29 police
      station.

      Animal rights activists have decided to prevent an International Fur
      Auction, because for exhibiting at these auctions, thousand animals
      are deprived of their lives on fur farms or in the wild nature. On the
      Russian farms, usually they are being killed with poison, and in the
      woods they are caught with traps, which are forbidden to use in
      Russia, but in some regions this restriction does not work.

      It not the first blockade of a building by animal defenders. In 2005
      they have begun a campaign against "Sojuzpushnina" and also have
      blocked an entrance. This time they have declared again that while fur
      trade proceeds, they won't stop their actions. Since 2005, during each
      auction (3-4 times a year), animal defenders simultaneously suit
      actions of protest in different cities of Russia. Their purpose is to
      close "Sojuzpushnina" as a vestige of the past.

      Photo, video and russian text: http://animalrights.ru/node/225
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