On 15th November at 11 a.m. Otwarte Klatki organized a demonstration against fox and raccoon dogs fur farming in Poland, on the square in front of the Polish Parliament. On that day, the Polish Parliament had its session. The action gathered about 150 people and lasted about one hour. All the participants were holding posters or wearing fox masks and we formed a considerable crowd of people.
During the demonstration, the representatives of three big political parties came out to speak: Paweł Suski (Platforma Obywatelska), Ewa Lieder (Nowoczesna) and Krzysztof Czabański (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość). Suski and Lieder are also the members of the parliamentary group that aims to change the law protecting animals in Poland for better. There were two other key moments of the event: at 11:00, we inaugurated our photo exhibition in the Parliament.
The idea was initiated by us and brought to life by the MP Paweł Suski and it displays the images of foxes and raccoon dogs suffering on Polish fur farms. Also, at 11:30, we submitted our petition against fox and raccoon dogs farming in Poland. We were assisted by Dorota Sumińska, a well-known Polish veterinarian, journalist, writer and activist.
Otwarte Klatki gathered over 120,000 signatures during one year.