When: Wednesday April 26, 9:30 a.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave.
Matt Rossell of NW In Defense of Animals (IDA) will offer a resolution to Mayor Tom Potter and Portland City Commissioners at Wednesday's city council meeting, seeking to put an end to the 24 week-long streak of demonstrations outside Schumacher Fur Company. Since early November, animal advocates have been demonstrating every Saturday outside the fur store in downtown Portland. To date, Schumacher Fur Company owners, Gregg and Linda Schumacher, have been unwilling to join IDA in the mediation that was encouraged by Mayor Potter, so IDA will bring their compromise to city hall:
IDA will have their first opportunity to respond in Council Chambers about what the Schumachers alleged three weeks ago to city council members regarding
"illegal" protestor behavior.
"Gregg and Linda have grossly exaggerated the behavior of activists," stated Matt Rossell, NW Outreach Coordinator of In Defense of Animals.
"The real victims here are the millions of animals brutalized by the fur industry, and we feel the solution we have to offer is reasonable and will convince activists to put their energies elsewhere."
For more information, please visit www.furkills.org.