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fake foxes

Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming

In case you saw them from across the street earlier, and were wondering what was going on.

Updated at 7.11pm

ARAN ARAN

SHOPPERS TODAY IN Dublin were confronted with ‘dead foxes’ as they embarked on their Christmas shopping today

The foxes — realistic-looking replicas — were paraded on O’Connoll and Grafton Street by animal right’s group ARAN.

The purpose? To raise awareness of fur farming…

Using the tactic “we can show the shopper that their fur coat came from a real life animal, “ARAN spokesman John Carmody said.

The fur industry are on the defensive and they have been telling the consumer that fur is environmentally friendly and the animals are ethically treated. We are making the point that it isn’t the case.

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