The ever-colder weather brings out fur vendors every year in New York City. And along with them come the animal lovers who are willing to point out the excessive cruelty necessary to produce those furs. The tension between the two groups reached a peak last week when three fur dealers were arrested by the NYPD on suspicion of throwing bleach on protestors and passersby.
A group of some 15 activists were chanting and holding signs in Manhattan next to the vendors' fur coats, DNAInfo reports, when two people climbed to the roof of a nearby building and threw buckets of ammonia and bleach on the protestors - and pedestrians - below. An infant was reportedly hit with the mixture, but no one was seriously injured.
In the building's stairwell, police found two vendors carrying bleach bottles and buckets. They, along with a third vendor, were charged with criminal mischief, harassment and reckless endangerment. A video shows pedestrians being doused with liquid - and the police making arrests:
(YouTube/NY Farm Animal Save)