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Fur Protest Report November 10, 2007

"Nordstroms doesn't sell any fur", the salesperson told the old lady who confronted Nordstroms after watching the fur trade video playing outside the main door. However, our own secret shopper did an independent survey of Nordstrom's fur inventory and found quite a bit of fur including fox, raccoon, rabbit, and horse hair.
I guess that salesperson forgot about all those fur trimmed jackets on the second floor. Not to mention the $2500 horse hair purse and the $2500 rabbit fur purse. Obscene prices for obscene merchandise.

"Do they sell fur in there?," asked the two teenage girls. "Because if they do, we're not going in there." The girls opted to do their holiday shopping elsewhere.

Come join us this Saturday and every Saturday as we protest the cruelty to the 40 million animals raised and killed each year for the fur industry. We will be at Ungar Furs (SW 11th and Yamhill) from 10 am until 1 pm. Then over to Nordstroms (Pioneer Courthouse Square) from 1:30 until 5:00.
Help us greet the holiday shoppers and encourage them to watch the fur trade video before they buy their winter coats this year. This is the same Nordstroms chain of stores busted last year by the Humane Society investigation for selling dog fur.

Signs, leaflets, fur and factory farming literature and snacks provided. Come and stay for however long you are able. The animals would thank you if they could.

Thought for this week:
"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form". William Ralph Inge