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Fur Vendor Employees Arrested After Allegedly Dropping Bleach on Activists – And a Baby

December 21, 2014 by Leave a Comment

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Animal rights activists who regularly protest a fur vendor in NYC are accustomed to being showered with profanities and false accustations, but nothing could have prepared them for being showered with with activists say was a shower of bleach.


Bleach pouring down

On Saturday, December 20th, fur vendor employees climbed to the roof of a building and dumped the bleach on the activists below. According to Rob Banks, one of the protest organizers, the bleach also hit a baby (see photo below), and his parents are filing a lawsuit.

Parents of baby on the left are suing fur vendor

Parents of baby on the left are suing fur vendor

Police officers, who were at the scene at the time of the incident, shut down the fur concession and arrested Luis Justino, Lawrence Andrews and David Haber, the owner. All three were charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

David Haber has become increasingly aggressive with the activists in recent months. In November, witnesses report that he intentionally collided with an activist, fell to the ground and told the police that the activist assaulted him. The activist was arrested at the scene and has spent $2,500 on legal fees.

Fur vendor falsely claims activist assaulted him

Fur vendor falsely claims activist assaulted him

The attacks on the activists are also verbal.

fur vendor

Society owes a debt of gratitude to those who put themselves in harm’s way to fight for social justice for those who have no voice.

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  1. Cb says:

    Unless you are a vegetarian don’t cast that stone.

  2. jar says:

    That vendor. May be a jerk but he is worth. 30 million
    He gets used furs for free or very cheaP and sells them up to 1000$

    Throwing bleach. Seems extreme for him but not suprising.
    Not a fan of fur but just confused why people allow millions of black babies to be slaughtered but. Get so upset over fur. (Just a thought)

  3. Elinor Hawke-Szady says:

    I wish people would stop selling fur; I wish people would stop buying it. I recently decided to cancel my subscription to Vogue magazine because I am so disgusted with all the fashion designers who continue to use fur in their collections – Prada, Celine, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Yves St. Laurent, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors… Fur is just plain WRONG.

  4. Natasha Brenner says:

    Why wasn’t this in the newspapers? Did the fur salon advertisers ask them not to use it? I wouldn’t be surprised!

    1. Donny Moss says:

      It’s a fur vendor on the street – on Broadway in Soho. Media weren’t there, and the activists who were attacked don’t have a publicist to contact the press.

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