With the cruel majority of fur imported from China, a country with no animal welfare laws or enforcement, and the plethora of warm and fashionable alternatives, there is no reason any person or designer should buy or use fur.
GARP works to bring awareness to the atrocities of the fur trade while educating the public that “Fur is some one, not some thing.”
GARP holds a demonstration each Black Friday, the most profitable shopping day in the U.S.– known worldwide by activists as Fur Free Friday.
GARP hands out leaflets discussing fur and its alternatives while greeting shoppers with an elaborate demonstration at an Atlanta mall.
Year round, GARP engages in boycotts and letter- writing and call campaigns to persuade designers, manufacturers and stores to not use or sell fur.