Police Investigate Animal Rights Protest in Finland

Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reports that Finnish police are investigating a protest by Justice for Animals which appears to specialize in anti-fur protests.

In early August the group targeted a woman who owns a fur store. Although the store in Lohja, Finland, had been targeted for years, earlier this month half-a-dozen activists allegedly showed up at the woman’s home, telling her children that their mother was “a murderer,” that they should be ashamed of what she does, and allegedly telling the children that “your mother will kill that [family] dog.”

According to Helsingin Sanomat,

The entrepreneur said that since then the children have been fearful, have not been well, occasionally suffering nightmares. Both children have asked if “they” will come back. The older of the two has been especially concerned about the mother’s safety.


Animal rights activists suspect of harassing children of fur merchant. Helsingin Sanomat, August 14, 2002.

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