Mook Vintage in Cambridge (that had been selling real fur items) appears to have Closed Down leaving their empty shop and closing down their own Facebook fan page! Campaigners are cautiously optimistic that this is the last they will see of this dubious outfit. However activists will be monitoring developments to insure that if the business re-opens in Cambridge, it will be the target of renewed protest.
Protesters yesterday moved on to the market stall, Dixie’s Vintage, in the city centre, which is believed to be the last retailer in the city to sell any real fur items.
Protesters explained politely why they were there and began handing out leaflets. Two police officers arrived. One officer began ordering the activists to move across the road, insisted on getting an activist’s details and tried to grab an activist’s camera while telling him to stop filming. But the officer was to be disappointed. Campaigners declined his unlawful orders! The officer, realising the protesters were legally clued up, backed down totally! The other officer on the scene stood watching his colleague’s ridiculous shenanigans in embarrassment.
Members of the public took leaflets and showed their support and student journalists from Anglia Ruskin University came by an interviewed activists for student radio. Hardly any sales were made at Dixie’s Vintage stall as the public hurried by not wanting to associate with fur sellers.
This stall may be the last step before all Cambridge City retailers are fur free! The campaign will continue until Dixie’s Vintage stall drops fur for good.