Peter Young Support Demo, Portland OR
When: Portland OR, Tues. Nov. 8th @ NOON
Where: Meet at Schumacher Fur Store at 811 SW Morrison, Portland OR (corner of 9th and Morrison).
We will then be going to other Fur Stores AND Fur Farms in Support of Peter.
Tuesday's protests mean not only to shine light on the brutal realities of the fur industry, but are in solidarity with Peter Young who is scheduled to be sentenced the same day in Madison, WI for his alleged involvement in the release of thousands of mink from midwest fur farms in the late '90's. He has pled guilty to two counts of Animal Enterprise Terrorism
and is expected to be handed down the maximum sentence of two years, though initial charges threatened a maximum of eighty-two years. Young is thought to be responsible for the liberation of approximately ten thousand mink who would have otherwise suffered horrific deaths in the name of fashion, and for over one million dollars in losses to seven fur farms.
Before being apprehended in California earlier this year, Peter Young spent seven years on the run. Since his imprisonment Young has received support from animal and earth liberation supporters across the world.
If you can't make it, please pass the word along to a friend.
For more info about Peter and his case, visit: