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Title: Schumacher Furs and a great day for a picnic, March 29
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.03.29 07:17
Description: "I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Edward Hale

Title: Randy Leonard position on fur protests - not favorable to free speech rights
Author: Indymedia Reader
Date: 2006.03.29 11:19
Description: This is a post by Randy Leonard. I am not involved with the fur protests, but I find this email disturbing.

Title: fur protest debate on blueoregon.com
Author: .
Date: 2006.03.28 09:31
Description: .

Title: Schumacher's Protest Picnic!
Author: A
Date: 2006.03.28 05:47
Description: On Wednesday, March 29th, at 12:00 there will be a picnic in front of the Schumachers Fur store to protest their killing of innocent animals. There will be food, and delightful company of others that despise the fur industry.

Title: Schumacher Furs -- Portland City Council Meeting
Author: Stop Cruelty
Date: 2006.03.28 11:15
Description: According to both the Oregonian and Portland Tribune, Schumacher Fur's is intending to bring the fur protests to the Portland City Council, Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 9:30AM

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report ("The protesters just don't understand!"), March 25
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.03.27 03:04
Description: Animals' lives are their right We have just begun to fight

Title: Fur Protestors Having Impact on Schumacher's Furs
Author: No-FUR
Date: 2006.03.27 12:57
Description: Lars Larson notices fur protestors are having an impact

Title: Come join the anti-cruelty protest this Saturday, March 25, 2006.
Author: Protestor
Date: 2006.03.21 06:09
Description: Protest at 811 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97205 Saturday, March 25, from 12:30PM to 2:30PM or even later

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report (the Boy who Cried Wolf), March 18
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.03.21 09:53
Description: ***"This was fun! It's not often a whole village will listen to a kid like me... I'll just cry 'wolf!' A big big wolf! Just cry 'wolf!' All the folks will come a-running. All I have to do is cry 'wolf!' A big crowd from the little village came running to help me again. But there was no big wolf again."***

Title: Fur protest case - State v. Faveluke - what's the opposite of a Pyrrhic victory?
Author: Aaron R. Varhola, Esq.
Date: 2006.03.20 11:04
Description: Frederick Faveluke, who was cited for crossing outside a crosswalk at 9th and Morrison during the Jan. 28 anti-fur rally outside Schumacher Furs, convicted of jaywalking, but entire fine suspended.

Title: My Tuesday with Greg Schumacher and Friends
Author: Max Power
Date: 2006.03.17 12:51
Description: This Tuesday after work I decided to visit Schumacher Furs and hand out a few fliers. It is quite a different experience than the Saturday demos. It was I and Greg staring at each other through the glass like we were having a contest (I won, boo-ya). He got on the horn and I could tell by his face that he was not happy.

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report (Vanity thy name is Fur Hag), March 11
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.03.13 08:00
Description: Cruella de Ville, Cruella de Ville, If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will

Title: schumacher photos
Author: alex1230
Date: 2006.03.13 05:57
Description: i took these photos at schumacher furs on march 11th. Most of the photos are of some amazing chalk drawings made by the protesters.

Title: schumacher protest?
Author: polg
Date: 2006.03.13 04:28
Description: did anything happen this saturday?

Title: "Effective Street Protesting" training put on by In Defense of Animals (Sunday)
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.03.11 08:10
Description: Schumacher Furs protesters encouraged to come!

Title: "Repulsive protest" in Florida?
Author: Peewee Herman
Date: 2006.03.08 09:51
Description: A unique protest with recycled goods.

Title: NWCRC Press Release re: Police Violence @ 3-4-06 Schumacher fur protest
Author: p=roxy
Date: 2006.03.07 09:15
Description: Alejandro Queral, Executive Director of the Northwest Constitutional Right Center released the following statement today following the violent arrests of two animal rights protestors by officers of the Portland Police Bureau on Saturday, March 4, 2006.

Title: In Solidarity!
Author: Onny
Date: 2006.03.07 01:24
Description: Police Violence is their answer...

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report, March 4
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.03.05 05:13
Description: "Humans aren't the only species on earth. We just act like it."

Title: Violence Erupts At Peaceful Schumachers Protest
Author: Melissa VanDyke
Date: 2006.03.05 09:11
Description: Violence and hate were oozing from the Schmachers store yesterday during a peaceful protest against the torture and killing of animals for their fur.

Title: Yet Another Pig Riot At Schumachers
Author: bAsh
Date: 2006.03.04 09:28
Description: We've gone through sound wars, death threats, arrests, 50% off posters, security guards, you name it, but this is where things got incredibly serious. Today, no one expected it to happen, and we were left in aw at one of the most horrendous sites I have possibly ever seen. The cops had enough. The constant phone calls and the image of peaceful protestors were just too much for them. Today, March 4th 2006, Officer Graham successfully broke a protestors arm and slammed his face into a pole. He also arrested a totally innocent other protestor, and pepper sprayed the whole lot of us. But for what? Absolutley nothing. I feel hunted, assaulted and an all around enemy of this state of America, and goddamnit if being a protestor makes me that than I sure as hell will be one.

Title: Arrests, pepperspray, jail solidarity action NOW!
Author: WendyB
Date: 2006.03.04 05:15
Description: Schumacher's arrests

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report, February 25
Date: 2006.02.28 03:44
Description: Colorful red and yellow tulips and daffodils adorned the display windows of Schumacher Furs this Saturday. Usually symbolizing spring and rebirth, these flowers were perhaps more representative of funeral flowers, as if placed there in remembrance of the 40 million animals killed each year by the fur industry. A pink rabbit fur purse hung gaudily in one of the windows. Hey Schumacher: dying fur pink does not change the grim reality of cruel death and needless suffering. Millions of animals, including dogs and cats, are bludgeoned, boiled, strangled with wire nooses, and bled to death before they are skinned for their fur. See http://www.furisdead.com for info and videos about how animals are used in the fur industry.

From inside the funeral parlor called Schumacher Furs, old Mr. Schumacher himself pathetically held a sign calling one of the protesters a whore (she was one of the people arrested recently which is likely how he knows her name). An act of desperation by a desperate man. We have been told that protesters have actually been offered money to stay away from the protest by someone claiming to be a friend of one of the Schumacher employees. The Schumachers are likely quite surprised that our protests did not end at Christmas. In fact, the protests continue to get bigger and livelier as more and more people get educated about the fur industry and decide to join us. This week, a Schumacher call to the police only resulted in a police officer politely reminding us to keep the sidewalk clear.

May this spring see a rebirth of compassion and kindness towards all living beings. Come join us this Saturday in front of Schumacher Furs at SW 9th and Morrison from 12:30ish until 4:00 or later. Signs, leaflets, and vegan treats provided.

Channel 12 And Schumachers Team Up This Week For "Fur Giveaway"

Title: Enter schum
Author: --
Date: 2006.02.28 11:26
Description: mmmm... carcass

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report, February 25
Author: little dove
Date: 2006.02.28 08:06
Description: "None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free." Pearl S. Buck

Author: Sis
Date: 2006.02.23 11:35
Description: The word is out, OHSU is thankful and relieved with all the attention having been redirected towards Schumacher Furs

Title: Schumacher Protest This Saturday (Feb 25)
Author: Patrick
Date: 2006.02.23 10:03
Description: Do we want to start the Schumacher protest earlier than 12:30PM?

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report (I'd rather go naked than wear fur), February 18
Author: Edward R. Murrow
Date: 2006.02.22 01:10
Description: "It's really cold - brrrrr But it's better than fur... "

Title: Help Spread The Animal Rights Movement Word
Author: Patrick
Date: 2006.02.16 10:12
Description: How to help spread the word...

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report (Bloody Valentine Reloaded), February 11
Author: Cupid
Date: 2006.02.15 10:47
Description: The real price of fur must be measured in death not dollars . . . . The love could not be felt at Schumacher Furs last Saturday. The Valentine's Day sale appeared to be a gigantic flop as customers not fooled by those cute red hearts and colorful balloons in the windows chose to spend their money on less cruel gifts for their loved ones. Something tortured and dead just doesn't seem to say "I love you" to most people.

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report (Be My Bloody Valentine), February 4
Author: J. Olson, reporter Daily Planet
Date: 2006.02.07 11:35
Description: Eventually the pain of remaining silent becomes greater than the pain of speaking up . . . Schumacher Furs now has a grotesque Valentine's Day theme going on at the store, complete with colorful balloons, cupids, and little red hearts. A desperate attempt to disguise the ugliness and cruelty of the business they're in (in reality the only thing the Schumachers seem to love is money).

Title: KFC Protest today
Author: kc
Date: 2006.02.04 09:38
Description: Why is protest time listed as 11 to 1:00 for KFC demo?

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report, January 28
Author: kc
Date: 2006.01.30 01:13
Description: In business since 1896, the Schumachers still don't seem to be able to figure out an ethical way of making a living. But perhaps 110 years of cruelty and getting rich by exploiting those weaker and unable to speak up for themselves is coming to an end.

Title: Schumacher Furs Protest Report, January 21
Author: kc
Date: 2006.01.22 12:34
Description: "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." -Helen Keller About 30 people showed up at Schumacher Furs (811 SW Morrison) to protest the intense cruelty to animals in the fur trade. Protestors handed out literature, vigorously chanted, and held up signs letting passers-by and the few who chose to enter the store know about what goes on in the fur business (see http://www.furisdead.com for info and videos).

Title: Schumacher finds someone unashamed to wear their fur!
Author: red suspenders
Date: 2006.01.22 12:00
Description: I'll call him/her "lassie" (S)he came in to the store with her friends dressed in a gorgeous exotic, 100% real fur coat rivaling anything on Schumachers racks.

Title: Anti-WTO Solidarity Video to Show
Author: videoista #12459
Date: 2006.01.19 06:59
Description: What: Videos from the Resistance When: Monday, January 30th, 7pm Where: It's a Beautiful Pizza (SE Belmont, at about 34th)

Title: January 14 Schumacher Fur Protest Report
Author: kc
Date: 2006.01.18 12:38
Description: "The greatest sin is sitting on your ass" - Flo Kennedy Thanks to all of you (25-30 people) who made it out to Schumachers last Saturday to protest the fur industry. Schumacher has now hired security guards stationed outside the front door. The protest is alive and well (unlike the animals) as more and more people stop to ask questions about the fur industry.

Title: Shoulder Bag found at Schumacher Fur Protest
Author: kc
Date: 2006.01.16 02:24
Description: Are you missing a black shoulder bag? Owner named Molly.

Title: Kentucky Fried Chicken Protests Now Held Weekly
Author: kc
Date: 2006.01.13 02:42
Description: The next KFC protest will be Saturday January 14 from noon to 1:OO at the NE 7th and Weidler location.

Title: saturday fur protest
Author: red suspenders
Date: 2006.01.07 08:32
Description: I went downtown in hopes of getting some good pictures from the weekly fur protest...

Title: Kentucky Fried Chicken Protest
Author: Noname
Date: 2006.01.06 02:38
Description: Monthly Kentucky Fried Chicken protest will be Saturday January 7th at KFC located at NE 7th and Weidler St. 11:30 to 1:00. Carpooling available to join Schumacher Fur protest afterwards for anyone able to attend both protests.

Title: Frustrated furrier has "protest sale" during demo
Author: Matt Rossell
Date: 2006.01.02 06:25
Description: What does Greg Schumacher, of Schumacher Fur Co., do when the persistent protestors are ruining his holiday fur sales with their weekly demonstrations? What any corporate-minded shopkeeper would do, have a Protest Sale! Yes, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and that is exactly what Schumacher did on the last day of 2005 when around 25 anti-fur activists arrived at his shop. Schumacher climbed into the display windows to hang giant signs inside the full-window store front that read, "50% OFF EVERYTHING, PROTEST SALE, (during protest only)." This act of desperation was met with grins and chuckles from seasoned activists who interpreted the "protest sale" as an incremental victory. "Now every time he makes any sale while we are here," exclaimed one activist, "His profit margin is going to be massively undercut. We should stay out here even longer!"

Title: X-mas Eve Schumacher Fur Demo was Amped!
Author: Matt Rossell
Date: 2005.12.28 12:02
Description: With a long anticipated noise variance permit In Defense of Animals had acquired to use a bull horn for the Christmas Eve fur demonstration, the Schumacher Fur Co. owners thought they were going to beat the activists at their own game. But once again they were left shamed and looking stupid.

Title: Christmas party at Schumachers
Author: ck
Date: 2005.12.22 03:06
Description: We will be meeting at Ebeneezer Schumachers place (Schumacher Furs) located at SW 9th and Morrison) on Saturday December 24th from 12:30 until 2:30 or 3:00 bringing a Christmas greeting from the 40 million animals slaughtered each year for the fur industry. We have a noise permit so it should be jolly.

Title: Schumacher Fur Protest
Author: tk
Date: 2005.12.16 10:15
Description: Come out and join us to keep the heat on at Schumachers Saturday December 17th starting at 12:30 until 3:00 or later.

Title: Schumacher Fur Co--Ads on late night Fox/ch12
Author: fur is dead animal
Date: 2005.12.10 11:21
Description: I saw two short (15 second?) ads for Schumacher Fur Co (9th/Morrison) just before Mad TV on Fox/channel 12 tonight.

Title: Police Riot at Schumachers
Author: Bash
Date: 2005.12.10 09:41
Description: After the anti-WTO protest had ended, 40 of us went to go to Schumacher Furs. Some of us had previously been there, and we went back to get more people. We were followed by at least twenty cops. As we arrived at Schumachers Furs, many of us were angry. We screamed at the top of our lungs chants against fur. This was all happening while the Schumacher people were laughing inside and trying to take pictures of us. We became nervous when the riot police came. In a split second the police just randomly started attacking us. Great job mayor Potter, you are now making the police system as bad as it was back in the Vera Katz days, something you promised you would change.

Title: Mesomorphic Pigs Attack Women, Men, and Children in the Name of Profit
Author: Videoista
Date: 2005.12.10 06:00
Description: Officer Elmore will soon be resurrecting his role as riot porn star for the Videos from the Resistance. Because, in fact, officer Elmore is a mesomorphic asshole who has too many anger issues to allow him to make a living doing anything other than cop or possibly contract worker in Iraq. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me back up.

Title: Dealing with Schumacher Furs
Author: Jai
Date: 2005.12.07 09:52
Description: Unlike J. Crew, Schumacher Fur's bread and butter is Furs. J. Crew can abandon fur and suffer little financial pain. But Schumacher Furs is going to have to close up shop, or change their name and completely remake itself by abandoning their entire product line. Schumacher Furs is unlikely to go quietly! Things could get very nasty, with repercussions to follow in the local Portland scene.

Title: report back from Fur Free Friday and Nov 26 fur protests
Date: 2005.12.07 02:59
Description: Approximately 100 protestors and their dogs marched in defense of fur bearing animals on Friday November 25. The march went for a mile and a half, and included stops at Schumacher Furs, Nicholas Ungar Furs, Nordstrom, Meier and Frank, Saks 5th Avenue, and J. Crew (who has only just this week agreed to stop selling fur, due to protest pressure). Protestors handed out fliers, chanted, and spoke to onlookers about the ways that animals are used and abused so that fur hags can realize their cruel vision of status and fashion. On-lookers learned about the millions of wild animals who are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death each year for their fur. And the millions more (including mink, which, despite what the fur industry claims, are wild animals) who are kept in barren wire cages, endure extremes of temperature, lack of veterinary care, and are killed by poisoning, neck breaking, or anal or vaginal electrocution. Many westerners are surprised to learn that dogs and cats are also used for fur (although these products are generally mislabeled in the US), and about the callous practice of skinning animals alive. (Learn more about fur and see videos at: http://www.furisdead.com).

Title: Schumacher Furs Owner Gives Death Threat to Student
Author: bEn
Date: 2005.12.05 04:36
Description: After Peter Young, a group of students and I have become more involved with animal activism. One topic that stood out from all the rest was fur. This disgusting technique doesn't have any reason to keep going other than to make rich people look richer. Feeling strongly about this issue, I decided to make it the main subject of my presentation for my speech and debate class. Our assignment was to pick an issue and do a "street preacher" like speech outside in downtown Portland. The subject's chosen were feminine abuse in relationships, the park block curfew, and my topic, which was fur. One speech was made in the park blocks and the other was on the stairs of the courthouse. I decided to do my speech in front of Schumacher furs. Not even expecting a response, I was overwhelmed when I was threatened numerous amounts of times, and was even threatened that the storeowner was going to kill me.

Title: report back from Fur Free Friday and Nov 26 fur protests
Author: Bananarama
Date: 2005.12.01 05:40
Description: Approximately 100 protestors and their dogs marched in defense of fur bearing animals on Friday November 25. The march went for a mile and a half, and included stops at Schumacher Furs, Nicholas Ungar Furs, Nordstrom, Meier and Frank, Saks 5th Avenue, and J. Crew (who has only just this week agreed to stop selling fur, due to protest pressure). Protestors handed out fliers, chanted, and spoke to onlookers about the ways that animals are used and abused so that fur hags can realize their cruel vision of status and fashion.

Title: Report back from November 19 fur protest
Author: Bananarama
Date: 2005.11.22 02:08
Description: Free speech is annoying! That is, if you're Schumacher Furs and your business rests on convincing people that fur is a noncontroversial fashion item.

Title: Fur Free Friday Rally & March
Author: IDA reposted by beagle
Date: 2005.11.21 12:34
Description: Please join In Defense of Animals for Portland's annual 1.5 mile march in defense of the 40 million animals brutalized each year by the fur industry. The animals need your voice to counter the "fashion" message portrayed by supermodels, rappers and other celebrities who wear fur and fur trim. Consumers' ignorance of fur production cruelty keeps the fur industry alive. When: Friday, November 25th (rain or shine!) Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (March begins at 11:30 AM) Where: SW 9th & Morrison, Portland (NOTE: location change!!!)

Title: Report back from Saturday 11/12 Fur Protest
Author: Bananarama
Date: 2005.11.16 05:43
Description: On Saturday November 12 about 10 protestors gathered in front of Schumacher Furs (811 SW Morrison) for an anti-cruelty protest.

Title: Fur Bearing Animals Need Your Voice
Author: Milo The Mink
Date: 2005.11.13 06:46
Description: Channels 2 and 8 are televising commercials for Schumacher Furs. Please, let these stations know that this is not acceptable.

Title: Report back from fur protest (for liberator Peter Young)
Author: Bananarama
Date: 2005.11.10 04:42
Description: In honor of Peter Young, who was sentenced to 2 years on Tuesday on charges relating to releasing animals from fur farms... http://www.supportpeter.com/ http://www.animalliberation.net/finalnail/index.html

Title: Peter Young Support Demo - Nov.8th
Author: beagle
Date: 2005.11.06 03:13
Description: As bad as it could get, it will never be as bad as it was for those mink, I would do it all over again." - Peter Young Animal Liberation Prisoner Peter Young will have his last court date on November 8th and will appear for sentencing in Madison Wisconsin. Altogether, Peter's involvement led to the release of approximately 10,000 mink who would have otherwise been brutally murdered for their fur. Several fur farmers will be present at this court date to tell the judge how Peter ruined their livelyhood by liberating the mink on their farms. Show your support for Peter and the countless number of animals being brutally slaughtered for their fur.

Title: Peter Young Support Demo - Nov.8th @ Noon
Author: beagle
Date: 2005.11.04 02:59
Description: As bad as it could get, it will never be as bad as it was for those mink, I would do it all over again." - Peter Young Animal Liberation Prisoner Peter Young will have his last court date on November 8th and will appear for sentencing in Madison Wisconsin. Altogether, Peter's involvement led to the release of approximately 10,000 mink who would have otherwise been brutally murdered for their fur. Several fur farmers will be present at this court date to tell the judge how Peter ruined their livelyhood by liberating the mink on their farms. Show your support for Peter and the countless number of animals being brutally slaughtered for their fur.

Title: Portland Tribune and Schumacher Furs
Date: 2005.02.04 04:28
Description: Portland Tribune should offer a complete perspective on the fur industry.

Title: Fur is 'for the dogs' at this year's Fur Free Friday
Author: In Defense of Animals
Date: 2004.11.23 02:13
Description: The fur industry has convinced the media that 'fur is back.' Join In Defense of Animals and bring your canine friend for a fun and educational, 1.5 mile walk in remembrance of the 40 million animals brutalized and killed by the fur industry each year. Help remind the public that fur is for the dogs and all the other fur-bearing critters; never for vanity!

Title: Fur Is Back!!!!! Let's Wipe Out The Fur Industry AGAIN!
Author: beagle
Date: 2004.10.27 03:29
Description: Over the past decade, the campaign to stop the bloody fur trade has been enormously successful. The habit of wearing fur has been exposed and stigmatized as blatant animal cruelty. But despite our gains, we are now at a critical juncture. Young celebrities and designers are flaunting animal skins as coats and trim once again, and the public is being swayed. More than ever before, we need to join together to speak out for the 40 million animals who are trapped, imprisoned, gassed, strangled and anally electrocuted by the fur trade!

Title: Fur Free Friday Marchers Lend Loud Voice for the Critters
Author: Matt Rossell
Date: 2003.12.12 06:01
Description: Too loud to ignore and fun for the whole animal-loving family! This year's Fur Free Friday March in downtown Portland had something for everyone?an exuberant faux-furred wolf for the kids, an angry fur store proprietor for the cops, more than 100 raucous marchers to educate the gridlocked shoppers, and even a couple of pooches showing off their beautiful (original owner) fur coats. The animals had loud voice as 115 traffic-stopping activists of all ages took over Yamhill Street, forcing shoppers to consider the 41 million fur bearing animals brutalized by the fur trapping and farming industries for fashion and greed in the U.S. every year.

Title: Fur Free Friday March
Author: Connie Durkee
Date: 2003.10.29 06:26
Description: The fashion industry is trying to revive fur. The day after Thanksgiving - traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year - activists across the nation will again observe "Fur Free Friday" on November 28th to remind consumers about the cruel origins of fur and to encourage shoppers to support alternatives to fur and/or fur-trimmed goods.
don't run with scissors 31.Mar.2006 21:43


Thanks for all the cutting and pasting!

With all the mainstream news this week about the fur demos; 3 days in the Oregonian, an Oregonian Editorial, 2 letters to the editor, 2 stories and a columnist comment in the Portland Tribune, Channel 8 KGW, 3 days of AM hate-mongering talk shows, and Air America, there is bound to be a host of thinking people that will want to turn to Indy to get the rest of the story... thanks for consolidating it!