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Breaking! Ricky Gervais Teams Up With In Defense Of Animals For Fur Free Friday; Calls For Saks & Neiman Marcus To Stop Selling Fur!

In Defense of Animals has joined forces with world-renowned animal advocate and comedian Ricky Gervais to educate shoppers about the true cost of fur and to encourage major retailers to ban fur sales for Fur Free Friday on November 27th.

In Defense of Animals has been fighting against the fur trade since the 80’s, and helped create the longest-running animal protection demonstration in the world. Fur Free Friday events take place every year on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Animal advocates come together to help educate the public about the fur industry and the animals it harms in the wild and on fur farms. This important campaign calls for an end to the cruelty inherent in the fur industry.

This year, due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, In Defense of Animals has coordinated a virtual Fur Free Friday event with the help of comedian and animal advocate Ricky Gervais, who stands in solidarity against the brutal deaths of innocent animals for their fur.

“If you buy fur then you buy cruelty,” Ricky Gervais said in a statement sent to WAN“Beautiful, innocent, intelligent animals, tortured to death for fashion. Shame on you. Disgusting. I stand with In Defense of Animals against the cruel fur trade.”

Tens of thousands of minks on fur farms in the United States have died after contracting COVID-19. Millions of minks continue to be slaughtered on fur farms in Denmark and around the world after mink and fur farm workers tested positive for the virus.

Within the last several years, fur bans have been enacted in San Francisco, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles. In October 2019, In Defense of Animals and its allies celebrated a ground-breaking victory when California became the first state in the country to ban fur sales and fur trapping.

The list of designers and companies ditching fur in favor of ethical alternatives continues to grow, and now includes many major retailers such as: Coach, Gucci, Michael Kors, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and more.

For Fur Free Friday 2020, In Defense of Animals is calling on its international supporters to urge Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus to go Fur Free through its new video campaign.

The video exposes the hideous reality behind fur production. Undercover footage is featured from award-winning photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, her film ‘The Ghosts In Our Machine’ and ‘We Animals’ media project, as well as from filmmaker Karol Orzechowski, Animal Equality, Djurrattsalliansen, and #MakeFurHistory.

“Join this year’s virtual Fur Free Friday efforts by urging Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus to ditch animal fur for good,” stated Julie Massa, Fur Campaigner for In Defense of Animals.

Animal advocates are urged to share this simple message on social media and tag @saks and @neimanmarcus: Fur is cruel. Fur is outdated. Fur is ugly. Please ditch animal fur and commit to offering faux fur only!”

In Defense of Animals also has numerous petitions against the fur trade that can be signed, HERE!

The post Breaking! Ricky Gervais Teams Up With In Defense Of Animals For Fur Free Friday; Calls For Saks & Neiman Marcus To Stop Selling Fur! appeared first on World Animal News.

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Sabra Teams With Vegan Star Tabitha Brown To Help Families Provide Easy Plant-Based Recipes For ‘Snack To School’

Sabra, maker of America’s favorite hummus, is teaming up with TikTok sensation Tabitha Brown for ‘Snack to School,’ a quick, kid-friendly video series to help parents get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible this fall.  Brown will share simple, delicious, plant-based recipes, including family-favorites like Creamy Pasta with plant-based ‘Sausage,’ Chocolate Cinnamon Banana Toast and Flatbread Pizza.

Sabra Teams with Vegan TikTok Star Tabitha Brown to Help Families ‘Snack to School’

According to a recent survey conducted by One Poll in conjunction with Sabra, 74% of caregivers expect that this back to school season will be more chaotic than ever and (with new respect for school food service professionals) 64% of moms and dads complain that they are dreading becoming the ‘lunch lady’ at home again.

“I turned to plant-based foods to support my physical and mental health and hummus quickly became a family go-to,” said Tabitha Brown, actress and vegan foodie known as America’s Mom. “This school year is far from normal for many families, including my own. With love to all the caregivers out there with kids in virtual or physical school, I want to help everyone discover just how easy it is to enjoy delicious, plant-based snacks and meals at home!”

Tabitha Brown’s Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Toast

“Sabra recognizes that with many kids learning in a home or hybrid model, busy parents are concerned about providing a steady stream of healthier meals and snacks,” said Lauren Fuller, Head of Brand and Communications at Sabra. “We know many consumers are seeking to reduce sugar intake and boost feel-good, plant-based food consumption. Together, with caring and talented Tabitha, we’re hoping to support families through this tricky time, most deliciously.”

Brown, who rose to fame by serving up favorite plant-based recipes with a generous side of humor and heart, will take over Sabra’s social channels the week of September 8thDon’t miss her easy recipe breakdowns on Pinterest for even quicker snack hacking, or her TikTok channel for bonus tips and commentary. In a first for the brand, all ‘Snack to School’ content will be shoppable, allowing viewers to click and save ingredients to a cart and check out from a preferred online retailer.

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