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Inauguration Antics

Written by PETA | January 20, 2009

Today is an exciting and historic day for our country! Everyone and his brother has flocked to the nation’s capital to catch a glimpse of our new president and first family becoming … well, exactly that. Now, at PETA, we believe that in order to be a strong nation, we need a limitless amount of compassion, great endurance, and excellent health—and the best way to get all that is to go vegetarian. Want to see all the exciting things we’re doing for the inauguration today? We’ve got some fantastic pictures to show you:


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Our “Be Fur-Free” bunny, raccoon, and fox were all over the city to remind people about the cruelty of the fur industry. Unfortunately, when big crowds get together in cold weather, there are always a few fur hags being eyesores. Check out these pics of our friends getting out the message:


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This whole idea has even sparked a global interest. PETA Asia-Pacific got in on the action, too, when its “Yes We Can” cow showed up at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong.




Written by Christine Doré

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  • Danah Lamb says:

    Ah I have full heartedly begun sharing EVERYTHING Ive learned about the injustice with animals with all my friends and family even complete strangers! My husband and I and our 3 daughters have become Vegetarian…. and are LOVING every min of it. I never knew how yummy vegetarian dishes can be

  • Kitsuna says:

    !!!! fox fursuit ME WANT!!!!! hey could I go around in a fox costume holding up a peta sign too PWEASE!!!!!!

  • Leah Walker says:

    Ken is sooo foxy

  • Emilio Mendelavich says:

    Yes!!!!!! becoming vegetarian is the way to go. I became a vegetarian in June 2008 and it is one of the best decisions of my life. I’m working on becoming vegan. Let’s keep promoting vegetarianism. Let’s do our part to save our planet.

  • clarisse says:

    wow! good job!

  • Savannah Gould says:

    I love it!!! Hope it made an impact!!

  • Jenniffer S. says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! 3

  • Jason says:

    that was great!

  • Marcia Cope says:

    This is one of the reasons why I love PETA. What a wonderful message for the world to view!

  • jenn says:

    man i wish i had one of those outfits so i could go around my town in one. i love the fox one the best. it is so great that they went around the city promoting vegetarianism and going fur free!

  • Michelle Daikos says:

    This is wonderful! A nice way to reach children and adults to get the message across. Michelle Daikos D.C.

  • Anna says:

    this is genius. can i work for you when i graduate college. and high school?

  • Jennifer Scott says:

    Great job glad to see you were there YAY team!

  • Brandi says:

    I absolutely love it! Such a great way to get the message across!

  • alyssa says:

    omgzzz i wish i was there if i was i would sooo get a picture with them!!!

  • Allie says:

    Yayyy!!! I love mascots!!!

  • Carrie says:

    Love it! I think we should do the bus thing often through out the country. I’d support it.

  • danny says:

    Oh really? Michelle Obama used leather gloves? Hmmm that’s a disappointment…

  • Angela says:

    Did anyone else notice the amount of fur and fur trimmed coats that the people were putting on after the Presidential luncheon? I guess we still have a lot of work to do.

  • Elisa says:

    Great photos! they are so cute i love it!! Great Work!

  • giacomo says:

    this is cool nice photos i am spreading the word of peta through school and it seems it’s working…. you do the same… God bless peta and the people that help the animals and that condemns the people that hurt the animals…. I love animals and i want to risk even my life to save them thank you

  • giacomo says:

    very nice idea…. Poor animals… I am spreading the word of peta to all the school teachers kids ecc. People are like eating less meat but more veggy.. If The school finds out that the meat is throuwn away then they will say do not get it again because it’s just a waste of food noh? So they have more veggy… Cool Forza PETA GO VEG!!!! i am carnivorous but i will go veg Everybody let’s support ans expand the word of peta… thank you and god blesses those who are always trying to help more the animals and that condems the people that hurt animals c ya soon

  • Racheal Francis says:

    hahaha omg those are the cutest pictures ever! wish i was there to see it all! 3

  • John Purves says:

    I got my vegetarian starter kit on the 19th jan and pledged to never eat meat or dairy products or use any animal derived product from that datei emptied my cupboards and fridge and freezer of all animal products and went shopping for my future..God Bless P.E.T.A the Inauguration day shenanigans looked like a success and a whole lot of fun can the world change…….Yes we can!!!!!

  • Kayla says:

    Peaceful demonstrations! I love it!

  • Kathy says:

    Great photos! When I was watching on TV I thought I saw John McCain’s wife in a hideous fur coat. Was it real or faux fur?

  • Jennifer says:

    I agree I was upset to notice Michelle Obama’s leather gloves . . . .

  • martha says:

    OMg hOW CUtE i lOVE PEtA .

  • Brian says:

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Franklin was wearing a fur coat I saw a behind the scenes thing on some show ET or access Hollywood or one of those thingsand she was there with some man and the guy was holding her coat and it was definitely the dead animal kind Also I noticed Barack and just about everyone else was wearing leather gloves so I don’t really think they should get too much credit for now wearing fur. Peace.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    Michelle Obama Jill Biden Laura Bush Michelle’s mother all the other high profile women were not wearing fur! However Dick Cheney’s wife Lynn looked like her coat had fur trim so that wasn’t so good but all in all that was just wonderful. In fact looking through that gigantic crowd I hardly saw anyone wearing fur! And like someone already said I was very glad to see furhag Aretha Franklin in a cloth coat. Her hat was hideous though! Hopefully fur really is dead or nearly dead!

  • Amanda Tinki says:

    That is awesome what you guys did. I would have loved to help do that and those costumes are adorable!!!!!!!!!!!

  • angelena says:

    ahhhh they are sooo cute!! i wish i was theree i soo wouldve dressed up!

  • J. Shaw says:

    tooo cute!

  • FangFang says:

    Those photos were not taken today in Washington. Not a chance. How can you tell? Empty streets. Duh!

  • Meech! says:

    I would love to volunteer for something like that!! How clever!!

  • Kelley says:

    How cute they areand apparently they are completely non threating to small children and commuters! PSafter watching the ceremonies on tv all day I was glad to see Aretha did not drape herself in dead animals…

  • Tammy says:

    Great Work! Brought tears to my eyes. I love the pics with the children.

  • J. Bosch says:

    Hooray! I’m so glad that the PETA pals were out on the streets of Washington during the Inauguration.

  • Lola says:

    I love them on the public transit LOL

  • roxanne says:

    Yes we can save our humanity and our planet!