Letter: Ban fur coats in Vail
I visited Vail for my first time early April. The mountain and snow were incredible! However, I was really disturbed by the stores in the village that were selling fur. Fur is not only inhumane, but unnecessary. I was on the mountain with temps in the teens and didn’t see anyone else wearing fur. Currently, there are no federal laws providing protection for the millions of animals, including chinchillas, foxes, minks, and raccoons, who suffer and die on fur farms. The fur industry remains completely self-regulated, which means that animals are kept in crowded, filthy wire cages, where they often develop neurotic behaviors and become sick or wounded, and fur farmers kill them by breaking their necks while they are fully conscious or by using anal or genital electrocution.
I demand that the town of Vail ban these stores from residing within its limits. I urge the local residents to take action to remove these stores from their town.
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