Veg Bar Owner Bans Fur Coats

A New York bar owner has banned customers from wearing fur coats within his establishments.


New York bar owner Johnny Barounis has made headlines this week by barring customers who are wearing fur from entering his businesses. An eight-year vegetarian, Barounis refuses to serve patrons who wear the cruel garments at all four of his establishments, which include Revision Lounge and Gallery in the East Village, the Back Room on the Lower East Side, and Auction House and Fetch on the Upper East Side. If they choose to, guests are permitted to enter if they leave their furs outside. Barounis describes himself to Manhattan news website dnainfo.com as “always anti-hunting, anti-fur” but insists that his beliefs are not radical—while “there is no red paint,” in his words, he hopes that the fur ban can help to “change some behavior.”

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