Posted November 26, 2012 by Sara Wirth
Yes, I have been living under a rock and had never heard of Fur-Free Friday until this year. Luckily, it’s never too late to speak up for animals, so I happily signed up to go to a local protest the day after Thanksgiving with my big bro, Robert. (Did I mention that this was my awesome family’s first Thanksgiving ever without a dead turkey?! Yeah, it was time to celebrate.)
This was my brother’s first PETA protest, and he came out like a champ! We held signs outside a local mall and got a great response from people—lots of honks and waves in support (one from a cute cop, which was my highlight). A young kid and his mom even asked questions from their car at a stoplight, and then they pledged never to buy fur!
Until the day of the protest, Robert hadn’t heard about how animals are kept in cramped, filthy cages on fur farms or how they are sometimes vaginally or anally electrocuted before being skinned alive for their fur. But now that he knows, he’s as anti-fur as I am!
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I'm 15 years old. I love to juggle, bowl, do stage crew, play the piano, and run. I also love to help people out, and give back to the community as much as I can. I am part of a juggling organization that teaches children with disabilities, cancers, and those who are blind how to juggle. I volunteer at an animal shelter in Princeton. I am currently a sophomore in high school right now. Extracurricular activities that I do are: Winter/Spring Track, Stage Crew, and Cross Country. I have a pet dog, his name is Dash, and he is a long-haired Dachshund.