After the demonstration was called off outside Ryan Vintage following their removal of all fur, other companies involved in animal abuse had protests outside their premises.
First off was Chino Latino who sell foie gras and continue to be ignorant to the cruelty they are supporting. The front of the restaurant was covered with chanting protesters, holding banners and placards and condemning foie gras, so the restaurant decided to lock up for lunch losing all their customers. Hundreds of leaflets were given to passers by, many of which were sickened by the cruelty involved in the production of this 'delicacy'.
Last year, Next One Leathers removed fur from sale after pressure was put on their landlords but over the past two days NARA store spotters have reported a number of fur coats going back on sale. Someone spoke to the shop's owner who just lied and made excuses to try and justify their sale of fur. Following this, campaigners went to hold a protest at the store where the floor inside the arcade was covered with leaflets and the owner decided to try and hit people with a pole. Chants of "Fur Trade, Death Trade" filled the arcade and made a scene, letting everybody around know about Next One Leather's involvement in animal abuse. Security guards then evicted the protesters, who marched through and out of the arcade, chanting and giving leaflets to everybody at other shops around.
Following this, campaigners moved onto Staples who are involved with HLS and have been spotted sending unmarked vans into the labs. Leaflets were given out to their customers, some of which turned away, and everybody around was told about the the cruelty of HLS - from the wild caught primates to the punching of puppies.
Next stop was the Covance CRU just up the road from Staples. Covance have funded experiments at HLS for a number of years, as well as torturing animals in their own laboratories. Despite many studies there being conducted on a weekend, the site was quite empty but the small amount of staff there were told about HLS and Covance over the megaphone.
Sam's Chop House was next and a police helicopter was hovering over, trying to follow the protests. The manager at Sam's said he wouldn't be selling foie gras as of Feb 14th and would issue a statement to confirm so.
After this, Malmaison removed foie gras off the menu and said to speak to Head Office for a policy.
Campaigners spoke to the manager at Salt's Deli (at which point it was closing time) and he refused to take foie gras from sale in the shop so regular protests will be organised to oppose the store's support for animal cruelty soon.
After this, it was back to Chino Latino for their evening meal and many customers turned away and others were given leaflets.
NARA thanks everyone who came along and will be organising further protests shortly.