Over the last week, on two separate occasions, locks were glued at Artistic Taxidermy off Foster Blvd. This company sells the bodies and fur pelts of foxes, bears, bobcats, antelope, and other wild animals obtained through the horrific practices of sport hunting and trapping.
Animals caught in traps will often times suffer for days before they are finally discovered and killed. In some cases animals caught in leg hold traps will gnaw off their own leg to escape, only to later die from their injuries or to succumb to the elements. These atrocities are only compounded by the fact that their bodies are then displayed and sold as trinkets and vanity items.
These actions were inspired by the recent acts of property destruction targeting animal exploitation businesses here in the Portland Metro Area over the last few weeks.