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Fur Protesters Make Annual Trip

PEORIA HEIGHTS - A small group of animal protesters says they've had enough with real furs.
PEORIA HEIGHTS - A small group of animal protesters says they've had enough with real furs.

They set up outside of Broms Fur in Peoria Heights. Protesters say they do it to put a face to animal cruelty in hopes that people won't buy fur.

Store manager Jeffrey Broms says protesters have done this for about two decades now. He says the group has shrunk over the years, and he says it's really not a deterrent for shoppers.

"Life exchanged for a coat is just a ridiculous thing and we hope people will show some compassion, and just not buy fur or any items containing fur trim. That means an animal suffered and died for it," said Monica Ball.

"It does drive businesses because people will see that, they'll get a little upset and then they come in. So, yeah, that does happen. It's not a bad thing,” said Broms.

This year's protest had about half a dozen people. A bigger protest took place on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.


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