Photos: PETA ‘Flowers’ Bring Vegan Message to Cherry Blossom Parade

For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-482-7382

Five PETA “flowers”—young women dressed in green fishnets, sparkly green heels, festive lamé tops, and gigantic bright-pink petals—brought a unique flash of color to Saturday’s National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C. Holding signs in English and Japanese, the cheery “bouquet”  encouraged paradegoers to “nip cruelty in the bud” by going vegan.

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