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Foxes, Rabbits, Raccoons, Minks, Dogs, and Exotic Cats are used just for their fur, and are raised in inhumane conditions, like dogs in puppy mills, overcrowded, tiny, filthy cages, and anally electrocuted-fried from the inside-out, and skinned alive. These helpless animals have been filmed still blinking and moving while their skin is slowly peeled away. Animal fur in the fashion industry is no longer needed, as humane fake-fur alternatives are available, like pleather. Wearing fur as a fashion accessory or coat is supporting the cruel, abusive fur industry and their retailers who support a culture of violence, torture and abuse of animals used just for their fur. Please let the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce know that you do not support the abuse and death of animals used just for their fur, and that fur should no longer be exhibited in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show.  The annual ''fashion'' show is Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave., North, in Canton, OH, at 11:30 a.m.  We will have a peaceful protest on the corner of 12th and Market Ave. North from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., so join us.  You can enjoy a fashion show without exhibiting the skins of dead animals used just for their fur, or supporting retailers that profit off the deaths of abused and tortured animals who die just for their ''pretty'' fur.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Executive Director, Canton/Stark Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau
    John R. Kiste (Executive Director, Canton/Stark Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau)
  • Director Leadership Stark County, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Fran Wells (Director Leadership Stark County, Canton Chamber of Commerce)
  • President and CEO, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Dennis P. Saunier
  • Event Manager, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Melissa Dale
  • Director yStark! Young Professionals, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Eric Smer
  • Director HOF Enshrinement Festival, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Joanne K. Murray
  • Canton Development Partnership, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Michael P. Gill
  • Director of Energy & Public Affairs, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    David C. Kaminski
  • Director of Accounting, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Kathy D. Irwin
  • Director of Sales & Membership, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Denise A. Burton
  • Director of Marketing & Events, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Jessica Bennett
  • Senior V.P., Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Steven J. Katz
  • Ticket Manager, Canton Chamber of Commerce
    Kim Miller

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