PALS members joined with PETA and other local Phoenix activists at Fashion Square Mall to stand together against the use and abuse of animals for their skin. When we arrived at the Black Friday Fur Protest we were pleasantly surprised to see several activists already lining both sides of the street. The activists were holding up graphic posters displaying the horrific torture of the fur, wool, down, and leather industries.
A fellow activist even dressed up in a goose costume and walked up and down the sidewalk passing out educational leaflets and flyers.
We met wonderful people, including a young woman and her sister who had traveled to Arizona for the holiday weekend and insisted on “doing a little activism” while they were here.
Afterwards, many of us headed to Green vegan restaurant to grab lunch and share ideas for future outreach.