Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2013
Each year, Last Chance for Animals organizes a unique event to raise the public's awareness of the harm caused by wearing animal furs. Founded in 1985, "Fur-Free Friday" is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving, traditionally known in the retail industry as "Black Friday," the busiest shopping day of the year.
Lee Trotman began volunteering with Last Chance for Animals when a co-worker at Southern California Edison (SCE) mentioned the Fur-Free Friday event. Trotman, an avid animal enthusiast, attended his first event in 2007 and has not missed one since. "It is very important that people understand what they are supporting when they buy fur," stated Trotman. "I just think people don't realize the message they send when they buy it. It is a tacit approval of the harm inflicted upon these animals that are used to produce the fur."
Traditionally held in Beverly Hills, the 2012 event moved to Newport Beach. Last Chance for Animals has made it their mission to educate the public so that they are aware of where fur comes from, and the way those animals are treated.
"It's a cruel process. It truly is. Every 'Fur-Free Friday' I have attended, someone has literally gasped when they found out what these animals go through in the fur production process. After being educated, people want nothing to do with it," relayed Trotman.
This year's event has yet to be announced, but it will again take place on the Friday before Thanksgiving. Trotman, along with several of his Southern California Edison (SCE) co-workers, says he will again be attending. "For sure. It's a great event, and it is strictly educational. The goal is to inform, and that goes a long way."
For anyone who is interested in attending this year's event, information can be found on the Last Chance for Animals website, http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/fur/fur-free-friday.
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