And that, of course, is exactly what the protestors did, sticking around until after 3 PM, chanting, holding signs and educating passersby with literature about the cruelty of the fur industry. Many Portlanders were shocked to hear that Schumacher supports the Chinese fur industry, and that recent undercover investigations in China have revealed dogs and cats being used for fur, with video evidence of some being skinned while still alive!
Despite the dreary weather, spirits were high, with some protestors calling out to the public, jokingly encouraging them to attend the protest sale.
"It may be 50% off the price, but you'll still get 100% of the cruelty! Come on in! The choice is yours! Anal electrocution, gassing, clubbing, or neck-breaking... you get it how you want it at Schumacher Furs!"
These weekly demos will continue through the fur season, every Saturday, starting at 12:30 PM, at Schumacher Fur Co., 811 SW Morrison. If anyone wants to arrive early or stay late for the upcoming demos, please call IDA and let us know. That way we can extend our protest and extend Schumacher's money loosing protest sale!