> (picture & slide show at the link below)
> Two Arrests At Fur Protest Outside Neiman Marcus
> More Than 50 Protesters Turned Out For Demonstration
> POSTED: 6:33 p.m. PDT September 30, 2002
> UPDATED: 6:45 p.m. PDT September 30, 2002
> LOS ANGELES -- Two people were arrested Monday after more than 50
> protesters staged a demonstration in front of the Neiman Marcus in
> Beverly Hills.
> The marchers were animal rights activists from several groups,
> including many from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and
> UCLA Students for Animal Liberation. They said they want Neiman
> to stop selling animal furs and people to stop wearing them.
> The two who were taken into custody for alleged battery and resisting
> an officer said they were willing to be arrested and jailed in hopes
> that fur coats and accessories would fall out of fashion.
> "Neiman Marcus has been a target for the last few years... They won't
> listen.. We figure if they listen maybe other people will take note
> our protest and they won't want to take part in this cruelty
> said John Feldman, activist and lead singer for the band Goldfinger.
> A spokesperson for the retailer told NBC4 that Neiman Marcus respects
> the rights of the protesters to act out for their cause, but also
> respects the rights of their customers to purchse fur and does not
> to end the sale of animal products.