Sunday, March 8, 2009

Scamp's Protest #2

Yesterday afternoon, the Radical Cheerleaders for Animal Rights stopped by another Scamp's location to inform the public about the cruelty of puppy mills. The Cedar Hills Crossing mall was much quieter, and nobody was tackled or arrested! We were just finishing up by the time security came. Here are a few photos:

Coming soon - check out our youtube channel in the sidebar for video footage!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cheer Book

Click here to see our cheer book I created. I just started it, so there are only a few pages. Check back again, because I'll be adding more stuff. 

NOTE (03/10): If you don't see the newest changes, clear out cookies/cache and refresh page. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More photos from the Scamps Protest

Link to Portland Mercury's interview with Matt (activist in picture above and below) who was brutally attacked by the security guards at Lloyd Center Mall.

UPDATE (02/10/2009): Turns out these rent-a-cops have totally broken the mall security rules. Click here for details.

A shout-out to Digging Through The Dirt who gave us props!

Pictures taken by Frank 'N' Fresh

Scamps protest, activist arrested

The Radical Cheerleaders for Animal Rights performed yesterday in front of Scamps store inside Lloyd Center Mall to bring attention to Scamps' history of selling puppies from puppy mills. After the performance, an activist was aggressively detained by mall security resulting in angry shoppers expressing their disgust with the security guards.

Scamp's Pet store (located in Lloyd Center) is fond of saying their puppies come from kennels that are licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) implying that this offers some level of assurance regarding health and humane standards. The reality is that thousands of dogs spend much of their lives in cramped, cold and filthy cages as "breeding stock". In these USDA-approved conditions, adults and puppies are squeezed together, compete for food or water (if any is available) and endure a lifetime in tiny wire cages which damage their paws. They never get to feel the grass, have a toy, a treat, or chase a ball. Many go cage crazy running around in endless circles, driven mad by the frustrating hours of boredom and loneliness.

Scamps pet store was recently exposed in an undercover report by KGW Channel 8s Anne Yeager, who obtained veterinary records and interviewed multiple victims who have purchased sick and genetically defective puppies from Scamps. The story also tells how Scamps buys from puppy mills.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nordstrom anti-fur demo Sundays! 2:30-4:00

Every Sunday until Valentine's Day, activists will be educating the public about the horrors of the fur industry in front of the downtown Nordstrom (across the street from Pioneer Square). Nordstrom has cut down on the amount of fur in their stores in recent years, and execs have told In Defense of Animals that they would cut it out altogether if their customers asked. Come out and help encourage shoppers to make the compassionate choice! We will be there Sunday, Feb. 1 with lots of cheers, chants, and positive energy! See you there!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

"We're the Radical Cheerleaders and you know what we've got? What do we got? We've got a message that is hotter than hot! How hot is hot? We raise our pompoms for animal rights! Uh-huh, uh-huh! We won't stop, we'll cheer all night!" Have you heard these words around Portland at Ungar Furs, McDonald's, the circus, the March of Dimes, OHSU, benefit shows, Vegfest, or any of the other places we've performed? We hope so! We also hope to see you this Saturday, January 17th, at the Vegan Mini Mall for the annual AR Volunteer Roundup!