pro torture & murder for their fur site: thefurden.com
honest portrait of the fur industry: furkills.org
upcoming documentary exposing fur fashion as bloody cruelty: skintradethemovie.com
For the local back-story: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/06/392069.shtml?discuss
And here is the midweek report from SW 12th & Yamhill, outside Nicolas Ungar Furs:
MONDAY was average, two dozen fresh prunes, Indian cuisine & iced vegan chai contributed by a local food vendor!D
TUESDAY Kai, (the salon owner's baby boy, flesh & blood, geeky German genetics) turned severely upset that the demonstrators were given a generous plate of chilled strawberries. When he was told that gifts like that come frequently to those who stand up for innocent lives and kowtow to conscience (and furriers wouldn't be offered any), he attempted to take the camera filming him away from the person using it. Next, his decrepit dad (Horst Grim, owner of Ungar) tried to get at the camera and also harassed the protester. Touching someone else despite their expressed opposition is harassment. After being reviewed by lawyers that video will likely pop up here!
WEDNESDAY we received more strawberries and learned that a cop visited the food vendor this morning to say that (paraphrased) "the owners of Nicolas Ungar Furs dislike that you give the protesters free, fresh, chilled strawberries & iced chai, please cease & desist your generosity henceforth, and in reverence to my authority on this turf, because I embody the consensus of moral rectitude for Portland's diverse citizenship". Criminalization of dissent and persecution of mutual aide is the trademark of cruel corporate fascism in "our" U.S.A. today. The police state exists to enforce the agenda of the corporate welfare state including the most heinously abusive animal exploitation businesses.
Any action to save innocent lives from suffering is gallant. If a 106 year local fur salon seems trivial then step it up to the big kahunas. Vivisectors like Huntingdon Life Sciences- shac.net and shac7.com -are up the status strata. There is a cultural revolution occurring right now, rise up and act! See you in the streets!
Or think global, act local:
SW 12th & Yamhill, MON-FRY 1-5pm