The topic is an emotionally charged one. Whether it's images of designer fur coats splashed in red paint, or PETA's "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaign, the public has seen the extent to which some animal activists will go to have their voices heard. Is the cause a noble one? Certainly animals cannot speak up for themselves. But when the campaigns turn personal, such as ongoing vandalism involving the owner of a North Vancouver fur company and last year's stink-bombing of a West Van deli that forced it to close for a week, have the activists gone too far?
"If more people that said they cared about something actually did something about it, we'd all be in a better place."
"No the activists don't go too far. I think activists have a big leg to stand on. Every single creature deserves to live."
"The ones that are abusive, they should be prevented from being abused. They have their own character, their own soul."
"Yes, they do go too far. I understand there's change, but there's nothing wrong with a fur coat."
"I think they forget that animals share the planet with us. There has to be a balance with how we find a way for humans and animals to live equally."
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