Showering on the Sidewalk? It’s PETA’s Earth Day Protest!

For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2022

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Birmingham, Ala. – Making a bold statement with her nearly nude body covered only by a banner reading, “1 lb. of Beef Equals 180 Showers,” a PETA supporter will shower on a sidewalk on Tuesday in honor of Earth Day.

When:    Tuesday, April 19, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of 11th Avenue and 20th Street South, Birmingham

“This Earth Day, PETA will alert passersby that the meat and dairy industries are guzzling up our water supply and contributing to the climate catastrophe,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Going vegan is the best way to reduce animal suffering, conserve water, and stop climate change.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist viewpoint. The group notes that growing water-intensive crops simply to feed animals raised for food consumes more than half the water used in the U.S. The U.N. has reported that a global shift to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change, since animal agriculture is responsible for nearly one-fifth of all human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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