A big thank you to my cyber friend Aina Nikita Leirstrand from Oslo, Norway for telling me about Felix Pub & Scene.
As the name indicates, this pub is for cool people to hang out in, drink good beer and listen to alternative music. You will find it in Lillehammer, a town that gained international fame after hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. The temperatures are icy here and Canada Goose jackets are popular.
What makes Felix Pub & Scene extra special is that it has taken a stand against Canada Goose, a company that makes quilted jackets stuffed with DUCK DOWN FEATHERS. The ruff is COYOTE FUR. Read more @ http://www.examiner.com/article/do-not-support-canada-goose
Felix Pub & Scene has instituted a ban on Canada Goose jackets. It has put up posters stating, “Don’t clothe yourself in animal suffering!” under a crossed-out Canada Goose logo. “If you’re wearing Canada Goose, you’re not coming in!”
So why are Canada Goose jackets cruel?
There are no coyote fur farms in Canada. The coyotes are trapped in the wild in the most brutal ways.
Down feathers are the soft feathers closest to the flesh of the ducks or geese. These ducks are kept in horrendous conditions and then plucked while still alive, until their flesh is raw.
The general manager of Felix Pub & Scene is Melina Naess Nilsen. When I checked out her face book page, the message
Hopefully the next step will be to ban all fur .
Norway is in the process of considering a total ban on fur farming. This is due to the findings of investigations of more than 150 Norwegian fur farms held in 2008, 2009 and 2012 by activists of Nettwerk for Dyrs Frihet . They revealed the despicable conditions in which these fur animals were bred and killed. There was a strong reaction after the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation showed this widespread abuse of animals in the fur industry. Several fur farms were immediately closed down by authorities. For more about the investigations, see www.forbypels.no/english. Consequently, a ministerial committee is evaluating whether the fur industry should be banned in Norway (2012).
These results should have been released last year (2013), so we are still waiting!
Put pressure on Norway, I say, to follow through on banning all fur farms!