the home of snowflake furs owner megan halprin was visited again during the night of march 8. her front lawn was covered in bleach. we like your new banner just for us. your new cameras are nice too, sadly they will prove no deterrent to us. at least you’ve figured out that every time you scrub the paint off of your house, we will just replace it again. the black looks nice on your front door. see you soon megan
May 23, 2012: Vancouver Fur Shops Hit
On the night of May 21st four Vancouver fur stores were visited by the ALF. Capilano Furs, Speiser Furs, Snowflake Furs and Pappas Furs were covered in red paint to remind the public of the innocent blood spilled every day in the vicious fur trade. Eugene Klein, owner of Capilano Furs is dumb enough to run his fur business out of his home in North Vancouver so we also painted his $50,000 dodge truck and the brand new VW sitting in his driveway.
This action is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of mink suffering and dying on the many filthy, polluted fur farms in the lower mainland.
To Megan Halprin of Snowflake Furs:
The sign outside of your house says ‘The right to free speach does not include: harrassment, tresspassing and vandalism.’ Well, the right to earn a fair living does not include torturing, abusing, and murdering others.
We didn’t bother visiting your house because there is still evidence of a previous visit splattered all over your front door. It still looks great.
Right now the Seattle Fur Exchange/American Legend auction is taking place just across the border and tens of thousands of skins from Canadian wild and fur farmed individuals are being auctioned off to the highest bidding asshole. This sick event is one of the largest of its kind. We want the participants to know that every time you take a step forward, profiting off of violence, abuse and destruction of the natural world we will be right behind you, ripping and tearing at your heels. We WILL bring you down.
The new Fur Wars have just begun.
We will never stop UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY.
Five weeks ago we took action against Snowflake Furs and Speiser Furs in Vancouver Canada. We used 10 large syringes with 16 gauge needles to shoot a foul substance into the stores through small spaces in the doors. Syringes have the ability to shoot more than 25 feet into the building onto their merchandise causing serious economic damage.
The Pacific Center Snowflake Furs location is now closed indefinitely. The store is gutted and lifeless, how appropriate.
We will stop when the violence and murder stops and it is only a matter of time before actions like these start occurring at the other Snowflake locations in Whistler and Banff.
To anyone who does not understand why fur stores are being targeted in this way please search ‘fur cruelty’ or ‘skinned alive for fur’ on your computer and spend some time witnessing the horrific fur trade. ALF
October 18: Home Demo on Fur Shop Owner's House
This home demo was the start of a new campaign against Megan Halprin, who is the co-owner of the notorious Snowflake Furs. The campaign against this woman and her poor choice of occupation has been going on for a long time, and is picking up steam again. Her house was visited by a group of masked animal liberation activists who interrupted the block's dinner hour and let the neighbourhood know there is an animal murderer in their midst. Chants were blared through a megaphone and a banner let all who read it know what the group was about. Her neighbourhood was also leafletted, and many interactions occurred with neighbours, who both opposed and supported the demo. Cops showed up as protesters were leaving but no one revealed their identity, and all were able to get away without detention.
November 7: Vancouver Fur Shops Continue to Feel Wrath of ALF
[D]uring the night of October 31 lux boutique in downtown vancouver was visited by the A.L.F. no one is unnoticed who profits off of cruelty and killing. the door was bolted shut to add difficulty but the benefit of syringes is they puncture the seal around the door jamb. through the door we shot foul smelling liquid designed to get into the fabric of anything near it.
Snowflake furs has reopened since they were visited. they reported that the attack caused at least $500,000 in damage. thats not good enough for the foxes pacing on a fur farm right now who will die next year so that you can make a few dollars. the murderers continue to cry how unfair it is that they are persecuted, humble torturers that they are. when your life is dedicated to causing suffering, polluting the planet and lying to your customers – you will continue to be persecuted. and stop telling your customers that your fur comes from canada. most of it is rex rabbit and all of your rabbit bodies come from china. ive seen your financials, i know where you shop.
This is a challenge to activists around the world. too many suffer and die for their fur and leather. you can make a difference. hypodermic needles filled with whatever you can get your hands on. even bleach or drain cleaner can make fur unsellable. there is nothing more important than defending those who suffer the most who cannot defend themselves. think of them, think of the planet, think of the suffering. you can make a difference for animals.
lux boutique is closed for business and the store is empty. the A.L.F. will always find a way.
December 22: Day of Action Against Canada Goose Rocks Downtown
On December 22, a hardy group of activists braved downtown Vancouver's consumer-crazy shopping district to respond to a call-out for a national day of action against the down and fur company Canada Goose, a company inflicting animal torture, cruelty and murder through the manufacturing and sale of down and fur products. The stated point of these national protests was to disrupt business for an hour on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and to draw attention to the horrible atrocities being inflicted upon the animals murdered for fashion.
Upon arrival at the Art Gallery, the activists were greeted by two police officers, who laid down "ground rules" for the demo. They assured the protesters that they were there for the safety of the demo, and wanted to act as escorts, keeping protesters safe from traffic and angry shoppers. When asked who the organizer of the demonstration was, good security culture rules were followed, and it was stated that no one was the organizer. The police also made it clear that if any property destruction occurred, there would be arrests, and that the group was to respect business, and to allow people to shop in peace. After the two police officers sauntered off, a quick rundown of the plan was gone over, where it was stated that each person could do whatever they felt comfortable with, and no person or group was in control of this demo.
The protesters then took to the streets, taking up half of Georgia and then turning onto Granville Street. Cat masks, a large banner reading "Total Liberation: None are Free Until All Are Free", a dozen protesters, and about the same number of police officers created some commotion, and the incessant chanting was surprisingly loud for just a dozen people. Downtown is good for one thing, I guess: echoes.
The march arrived at the first target, Holt Renfrew, a high end fashion store containing lots of Canada Goose products. The police created a barricade of the doors before any protesters could get in, and protesters shook the windows of Holt Renfrew with their chanting. A few passers-by stopped to hold a sign, and many leaflets detailing the reason for the protest were handed out. The message rang loud and clear: down and fur are cruel, and those protecting, wearing and profiting off such cruelty are complicit in animal torture. It seemed that much business was deterred: for some reason, people don't want to walk into a store through a line of police officers.
After nearly an hour outside Holt Renfrew, the group marched around the corner to the notorious Snowflake Furs. This shop has been a constant target for animal liberation activists, with weekly above-ground protests, and more covert attacks to their property. Upon arrival, the police again barricaded the doors with their bikes and yellow-jacketed selves, and when the large banner was held right against them displaying the total liberation message, they tried to push it away, but the persistent banner holders stood their ground and ended up creating a double barricade of Snowflake's doors. The co-owner of the store, Megan Halprin, climbed up in the window display to take pictures of the demo (probably to turn in as evidence later), and her presence buoyed the energy of demonstrators, who kept chanting until their voices were hoarse. Upon seeing Halprin, at least one middle finger could be seen pointing in her general direction. No sympathy for animal torturers. The demo dispersed after causing solid ruckuses outside two businesses that profit from the torture of animals. No arrests.
December 26: Boxing Day Anti Fur Protest
Invitation: Boxing day is a major shopping day. We want to stop people from shopping at any stores selling fur and ruin this huge shopping day for these horrible stores.
Meeting at the Vancouver Art Gallery, on the steps near WGeorgia at 12pm, and then going around to protest at different fur stores throughout the day!
We will have signs, but you can bring some of your own if you like, please come out and fight for the animals! Let's stop the fur hags this boxing day from buying more fur!
Reportback: It is important to note that the police have been finding out about these events via Facebook, and have been prepared. This particular march got in to The Bay and created a disturbance near the fur coats, which resulted in an angsty security guard pushing a fifteen year old woman down the stairs, and threatening arrest to another person while holding them in a wrist lock, which they managed to get out of by scraping their shoe down the security guard's shin. No arrests (security can't arrest anyway, sorry dude).
December 30: Fur and Wool Shops Attacked in Vancouver, BC by that ALF Monster
We do not know if this has ever occurred before. Last night, Vancouver fur shop Speiser Furs was unknowingly visited by two seperate ALF cells. We learned this morning that individuals went to the front of the store to glue the locks and paste leaflets, while we were at the back of the store using hypodermic needles to shoot a foul substance into the store through cracks in the door. To the other cell, while we have no idea who you are, we hope with our combined efforts these actions will shut the doors of this house of horrors for good. How romantic it would have been if we had crossed paths. This was our second attack this week, three days earlier we did the same at Max Mara. We estimate several thousand dollars in damage and dozens of ruined jackets. That is what they get for boldy displaying the abused carcasses of fur bearing animals in their windows.
January 3: Reportback From Home Demo on January 3rd
On January 3rd at 7:30 PM, there was a noise demo outside of Megan Halprin's house. She is the co-owner of Snowflake Furs downtown. 40 animals are murdered to make one fur coat. If anyone has a problem with the noise, please take it up with Megan. There's no excuse for animal abuse.
We come from compassion. We will not stand for murder. They fight back but can't win. Don't you see what you're living off? You take the life of others and show it off. Why can't you see?
We come from compassion and aren't afraid to stop your bloody acts. And we tip our hats to anyone who sees injustice and reacts.
January 5: MARCH ON THE FUR STORES!
A wonderful downtown noise demo. This demo marched up into Winners, who are selling major amounts of fur and fur trim. Signs were held up and chants reverberated inside Winners as a security guard asked "are you supposed to be in here?" When the guard finally did ask the activists to leave, they did, as law states that if one stays after being asked to leave property by the owner (or security, apparently), it becomes trespassing and they will be subject to arrest.
After deciding on the next location, the activists got halfway down the block before being greeted by at least 6 cops, who had been waiting in the wings. The cops cited some bullshit and actually decided to detain one person in the group. He was forced to give his ID and took the heat so that no other people in the demo would have to give their ID's. After this ten minute disturbance, the demo continued on to Pappas Furs to watch the metal doors slide down; it seems that every time protesters reach Pappas, the workers inside scramble for the emergency button that sets these metal doors in motion which effectively lock down the store against activists and customers.
Then, to finish up, a visit to Snowflake Furs and quick dispersal.
No police were present at any time during this demo, but lots of "people standing around", some of whom were likely undercover agents. The lack of police presence was unusual and welcome, though it may point to more other investigation techniques being implemented.
January 5: Vancouver, BC: Molotov Attack on Cop Car Claimed by ALF
On a late rainy January 5th night an ALF cell attacked an unoccupied police cruiser via Molotov cocktail. This cruiser was parked there to intimidate or detour any future attacks or protests on Megan Halprin's residence or the Snowflake fur shops she owns. However, the increased police presence will not stop our graceful and successful attacks. Make no mistake, this is war. This is a fur war. This is a class war. The elite and the police are the enemy and will be treated as such.
It is without a doubt that oppression will come, whether it is in the form of arrests, harassment by the fascist state or by a former comrade turned snitch who can’t take the heat. We must stay strong and untied. If you snitch, you are an element of the state and will be treated as the enemy. ALF is alive and well. Megan Halprin you are never safe. Police you are never safe. You should have expected us.
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