Back on May 17, the New Zealand News reported on the arrest of three animal rights activists at a New Zealand fur store. The activists were with Auckland Animal Action, and chained themselves to the front of the store.
It took nine policeman and four firefighters to remove the three female protesters. According to the New Zealand News,
Five shoppers were trapped inside for about an hour. They included a 71-year-old woman who said she had a “rotten heart condition.” She said: “It was scary . . . We got an awful fright.”
The activists targeted Hartley’s fashion store because of a small number of garments featuring rabbit fur collars. The activists claimed that the rabbits were killed in a cruel manner.
Animal rights activists arrested in Auckland. Philip English, The New Zealand Herald, May 17, 2003.