The first stop was Judy Cameron's house at 3326 SW Marquan Hill Road, Portland. With garage doors and window open, and lights on, no one greeted the activist who politely knocked on the door to ask Judy to stop hurting animal except for one cat, who seemed to look to her owner to open the door. After a short speech to educate neighbors about why they were there, activists chanted their message--"vivisection has to go." A couple walking their dog waved cheerfully while one neighbor sitting outside commented, "I agree with you!" She was met with rousing cheers of "Thanks!" and "Next time, join us!" As activists drove off, the waved to a middle aged man hurrying after them with a cell phone.
The next visit was to Cynthia Bethea at 10367 NW Alpenglow Way, Portland 97231 who, interestingly, was waiting for activists in her front yard, daschund by her side and a glass of red wine and camera in hand.
The final visit was to Primate Center Director Susan Smith's house at 13400 NW Germantown Rd., Portland 97231. As activists emerged from their cars, they noticed a vehicle driving in the same direction they had come from, turn around, as they had, and park 20 yards in front of where they parked. Activists delivered their heart-rending message to all in earshot and returned to their cars, only to find that, as they attempted to drive off, the driver of the vehicle in front of them stepped into the road and spread his arms to stop them. Clutching a pad of paper and a pen, he may have been attempting to get license numbers in this ludicrously dangerous way. Although activists attempted to talk to him, he only stood in front of the car yelling, "Don't hit me." Activists successfully managed to avoid injuring him, although he similarly stepped in front of the second car in an attempt to stop them.
Apparently, the activists' message is getting out, both to those who agree with them and those who don't.