Lettuce Ladies Go to Tokyo

Published by PETA.

Pop quiz—Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya Crossing is famous for:

  1. a. The statue of Hachikō, a dog who used to wait at Shibuya Station every day for his guardian to return from work.
  2. b. Its appearance in scenes from the Bill Murray/Scarlett Johansson movie Lost in Translation.
  3. c. Being the home of one of the busiest Starbucks coffeehouses in the world.
  4. d. Being the site of a recent PETA Asia-Pacific Lettuce Ladies demonstration.
  5. e. All of the above.

All of you who answered “e” would get a big, sloppy wet kiss from Hachikō if he were still with us, but since he isn’t, you’ll have to content yourselves with a pretty picture of the Lettuce Ladies in action:


Lettuce Ladies in Tokyo


Written by Alisa Mullins

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