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"I have been contributing to CEASE for the past few years. Prior to that I contributed exclusively to a national organization, but I find that supporting a local animal rights group can be more satisfying, especially recently. I use public transportation and I have seen evidence of my contributions in the form of 'Legally Cruel' billboards at Government Center T stop and Back Bay T stop. Since one million people use the 'T' daily, I think you are reaching a huge portion of the population, most of whom are young people."
—Chris W.

Founded in Massachusetts in 1979, CEASE is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to ending animal cruelty and exploitation. Over the past several years CEASE has focused primarily on the issue of fur. CEASE raises public awareness through media campaigns and public outreach.

CEASE opposes animal exploitation of all kinds. Our annual late fall/winter ad campaigns on the MBTA mass transit system and in print and digital media have put the spotlight on fur. We want to keep awareness alive of the cruelties of trapping and "ranching" of fur-bearing animals. We must, since the fur industry finds new ways to promote (and even disguise) their product—trim, fur linings, fur died in unusual colors, mislabeling, etc.

Not buying fur trim or hats or coats is something that people have control over in their own lives that directly helps animals. Avoiding fur is easy to do if we are conscious and compassionate consumers. We are trying to keep this issue—and the guiding principal that animals matter—in the public consciousness.

For over 35 years, CEASE has campaigned to gain justice for all creatures, to elevate their stature in society and protect them from harm. We are grateful for your generous support.

CEASE, Citizens to End Animal Suffering & Exploitation, founded in 1979 and based in Boston, MA, is not affiliated with any other group using the name CEASE.

Founding members of CEASE hold a banner saying Animal Rights Coalition Peace and Justice for all creatures.

On New Year's Eve, 1986, CEASE walked in the First Night Parade with this banner, then held the banner in Copley Square on First Night and again on New Years Day. Now 2017 is A Year of New Hope for Animals. Whatever the outlook on the federal level, animal advocates will forge on with education, outreach, and advances with protections for animals on the local and state level. Join with CEASE in our efforts to help animals.

(Fox photo in banner courtesy of NPS Yellowstone Digital Slide File.)

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