Monday, January 28, 2008

what are u doing for valentines?

spending time with your loved ones?
i will be bringing my two furry poms to this:
saturday, feb 9..
10 am
1137 SE Yamhill
shut down ungar furs
if u need another reason:::::
Nicholas Ungar Furs to Pay Fine of $40,000
author: IDA reposted by beagle
Resulting in a tip to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife by In Defense of Animals, Nicholas Unger Furs is fined for at least $40,000 for selling coats and other items made from pelts of endangered or banned species.

speaking of that...
also from the indymedia site...
Final nail in Shumacher's coffin
author: Uma Spay
Shumachers have been ordered to pay a total of 97grand to those they accused of driving them out of their blood stained business.
A federal judge has ordered Schumacher's furriers to pay nearly $97,000 in legal fees to the animal-rights protesters he has accused of destroying his family business.

U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman ordered Gregg Schumacher and Schumacher Furs & Outerwear to cover $43,186 in legal fees to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; $34,735 to In Defense of Animals; and $18,950 to protester Kevin Mieras, court records show.

Schumacher and his wife Linda sued animal-rights protesters for a relentless campaign of Saturday protests that the couple maintains stepped over the bounds of free speech into crimes and violations of city ordinances.

But Mosman threw out such claims in a series of rulings last year. This week, he signed an order compelling the Schumachers to pay the protesters' legal fees in the case.

In his order, Mosman called the facts of the case "extraordinary" but said the Schumachers had abused the legal process.

"Although the (Schumachers) may have had meritorious claims against people whose names they did not know, or even against the City of Portland," Mosman wrote, "they sued people against whom they had no evidence for $6.6 million, sought to restrict their First Amendment rights, and disparaged their reputations with accusations of criminal conduct, terrorist affiliations and responsibility for 'shutting down' a business whose financial solvency was questionable before the protesting activities began."

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, one of the nation's most influential animal-rights organizations, hailed the decision.

"The court's decision is a victory for the First Amendment -- and for animals, who rely on groups like PETA to convey their pain and protest their slaughter for fur," the organization's legal counsel, Bonnie Robson said in a prepared statement released Friday.

"The judge stopped the Schumachers' scheme to silence anti-fur critics and ordered the furriers to pay PETA's attorney fees."