- Title: USA: FUR PROTEST
- Date: 17th December 1997
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 17, 1997) (RTV) 1. HAS PETA PROTESTORS LYING ON SIDEWALK NAKED EXCEPT FOR UNDERPANTS WITH WITH BANNER SAYING "DON'T BE CAUGHT DEAD IN FUR" 0.13 2. SLV PROTESTORS CHANTING "DON'T WEAR FUR" 0.16 3. CLOSE UP OF FEMALE FEET WITH MORGUE LABEL ATTACHED TO TOE 0.23 4. WIDE OF MEDIA AND CROWD OUTSIDE CONDE NAST BUILDING 0.27 5. SCU MICHAEL MCGRAW, PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) SPOKESMAN, SAYING "VOGUE SHOULD CONSIDER CHANGING THEIR NAME TO MORGUE, CONSIDERING ALL THE DEAD ANIMALS IT FEATURES. VOGUE CONTINUES TO ACCEPT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM ADVERTISMENTS PROMOTING FUR, WHILE THEY DECLINE ADS EXPOSING THE CRUELTY BEHIND FUR (ENGLISH) 0.44 6. SCU MICHAEL MCGRAW TALKING WITH POLICEMAN 0.51 7. MV WOMAN IN FUR COAT WALKS BY PROTESTORS 0.58 8. SCU WOMAN ON THE STREET SAYING FRANKLY I THINK THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR THAN PROTESTING AGAINST FUR, I MEAN, BUT THAT IS MY OPINION (ENGLISH) 1.08 9. HAS "BODIES" ON GROUND/SCU FEMAILE "BODY" (2 SHOTS) 1.20 10. SCU PEOPLE CHANTING SHAME ON VOGUE: "ANNA WINTOUR (VOGUE EDITOR) HAS NO HEART" (ENGLISH) 1.29 11. SCU FEET WITH MORGUE TAGS 1.36 12. SLV UNCLOTHED PROTESTORS GETTING UP AND GOING INTO THE BACK OF A VAN 1.58 Initials S3/2 P3/2 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:01:59
- Story Text: - INTRO: The streets in front of the offices of Vogue Magazine are usually full of models sporting outfits of haute couture. But on Wednesday (December 17) the women garnering the most attention were wearing nothing at all.
Members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) laid down "corpse-like" in front of the magazine's Madison Avenue headquarters on Wednesday (December 17), wearing only a banner and morgue "toe tags." PETA spokesperson Michael McGraw said Vogue Magazine was targetted because of all the advertising money it takes from furriers, while it refuses to run anti-fur advertisments.
Protesters held up signs, chanted slogans against Anna Wintour (Vogue Editor), and shouted at women walking by in fur coats, as the "corpses" shivered on the sidewalk.
Lunch hour onlookers gathered to watch.
One bystander said that the great thing about New York was that everyone had an opinion, but added that "there are more important things to think about at this time of the year, than protesting against fur".
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