Why Do PETA Supporters Have Funny Tan Lines? (Photos of the Day)

Published by Michelle Reynolds.

Sometimes, in order to help animals, you have to get a little saucy. So that’s exactly what a PETA supporter did, just before the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival.

Vancouver Close-Up

Virtually bare and covered with barbecue sauce, our volunteer made the massive lunchtime crowd consider that animals raised and killed for food are capable of feeling joy, love, pain, and fear, just as humans are. And just like us, they value their lives and don’t want to die.

Many people stood for a long time, contemplating the image, and many gladly took vegan starter kits home with them. The response was so positive that our demonstrators didn’t want to have to pack up and leave.

Vancouver Demo

And even though our saucy volunteer now has grill-mark tan lines, she would gladly do it all again.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind