Oregon animal rights activists target remaining fur store
Associated Press - June 7, 2008 5:25 PM ET
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After driving one store out of business, animal rights activists are targeting the last remaining store in Portland that sells furs.
Protests led by a fledgling group called the Portland Animal Defense League have intensified in recent weeks at Nicholas Ungar Furs.
The only other fur retailer in Portland, Schumacher Furs and Outerwear, closed after a 15-month campaign against the store.
Activists say the goal in the Schumacher campaign was to educate consumers. But this time, they say it's about ridding downtown of an outdated industry. Read More
Animal rights activists will always put animals before the people and their families that will be affected by the closing of these stores. These protesters think they are saving animals, however it should be viewed as protesters endangering the livelihood of these store owners and their employees. Human welfare should always be our top priority.