‘The Diner’ Is Open for Business
Tourists in Washington, D.C., are getting some food for thought courtesy of PETA’s art installation on the National Mall. The Diner, by political artist Greg Metz, is housed inside a 28-foot 1955 Airstream trailer. One side of this clever piece shows a re-creation of the Last Supper—with famous vegetarians throughout history, including Sir Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson, George Bernard Shaw, and Gandhi, replacing the apostles—and the other side shows graphic images of factory farms and slaughterhouses. Imbedded in the Airstream is a TV screen that plays PETA’s video “Meet Your Meat.”
The Diner is getting lots of attention. Thousands of people are stopping by every day, and many leave with stickers and copies of PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit and our video “Chew on This: 30 Reasons to Go Vegetarian.”
The Diner will remain on the National Mall at the intersection of 14th Street S.W. and Jefferson Drive S.W. through Sunday, so if you’re in town, come by and say “Hi.” But if you can’t make it to the Mall before then, check out this Flickr page.
Written by Paula Moore