In a major blow to their planned campaign of harassment and intimidation, a judge has ruled they must allow shoppers the space and freedom to purchase fur without fear.
The well-known Bogner fashion house was granted the injunction against Deutsches Tierschutzburo, an anti-fur group.
The Bonn District Court has now forbidden animal rights activists to organise any forms of anti-fur campaigns against ten Bogner fashion stores until December 31.
A Bogner spokesperson said the company was forced to take radical action due to the extreme activity of several animal rights activists who attacked the Bogner branch in Berlin, distributing confetti and making bogus statements that the company sells dog fur.
The Bogner spokesman said:
We have no intention to prevent their (AR) commitment to animal welfare.
“However, such safety measures are necessary to protect employees, customers and shop furnishings from further overshoots.
Deutsches Tierschutzburo was angered by the court’s decision. A spokesman said:
“It is a massive cut in the freedom of opinion and demonstration.