Fashionista Alert: Anti-Fur Protest in Yorkville
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Fashionista Alert: Anti-Fur Protest in Yorkville

2008_01_04fur.jpg Attention Wintourites, Olsen fan club members, and other fabulously fur-clad denizens of our fair city:
It’s January. It’s freaking cold. Yes, the Weather Network says it’s going to be unseasonably warm any day now, but we’ll believe that when we stop seeing our breath—indoors.
So, when you arise to minus-whatever temperatures tomorrow, bundle up in those pelts. Put on your fuzzy bunny muffs, your silver fox stoles, your Muscovite mink hats. Chinchilla-cape your cold shoulders and drape yourselves in vintage skins (recyclable and biodegrable—what could be eco-friendlier?). You look warm. And hot. Seriously, we love it. We look at you and we want to be in that beaver. You know what we mean.
Just keep your stylish self out of Yorkville for a few hours tomorrow, mmkay? Specifically, between the hours of 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Bay Street and Cumberland Avenue, where animal rights organization Wild at Heart Canada is holding their first anti-fur demonstration of the new year. This is the same Toronto-based grassroots group that recently protested the sale of foie gras at Pusateri’s—because apparently, there are no more egregious global injustices to battle than “violence to ducks” (which, by the way, aren’t exactly an endangered species in these parts).
Wild at Heart doesn’t actually seem too wild, and we assume this protest is the non-violent kind. Still, for the safety of your favourite furs, we suggest erring on the side of caution… or, at the very least, the other side of Cumberland. We’d hate to see you egg-pelted in the name of fringe activism. Can you imagine, your grandmother’s priceless Persian lamb coat ruined by these well-intentioned but fashion-clueless zealots? That’s just inhumane.
Photo by ayndroid from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.