On January, 28, more than 1,000 people demonstrated for the animals in downtown Vilnius. They chanted and held banners, expressing their clear disapproval of fur farming.
The orderly procession, safely accompanied by police officers, walked across the city center, from the cathedral down to the Parliament building, where they handed in a letter of concern addressed to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Lithuanian citizens concerned about the negative environmental effects of the fur industry took part in the event and walked the streets side-by-side with animal rights and welfare organizations. The Green and Liberal Movement parties were strongly represented as well—not surprisingly, considering that Linas Balsys, member of Parliament and leader of the Lithuanian Green party, recently presented a draft amendment to the Animal Welfare and Protection law that would make raising animals for the sole purpose of collecting their fur illegal.