Statement: Bathing-Suit Beauties Give Away Strawberries and Vegan Cream At Wimbledon

For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2017

London – We are an organisation founded, directed, and largely staffed by women. We are all feminists but not prudes, and we believe a woman has the absolute right to use her body in any way she chooses, without a father, brother, or anyone else telling her to cover up. It is important to recognise that sexual does not mean sexist. Our activists choose to participate in our colourful actions because they want to do something to make people stop and pay attention – which, in today’s hustle and bustle, is not always an easy feat. This approach has proved successful, as many of the people who stop and look then go on to try vegan milks and meats for the first time, take a leaflet, or visit our website to learn more about abusive animal agriculture. And of course, it’s not just women who have bared all for the cause: men have posed shirtless in our “Ink, Not Mink” campaigns, been strung up by their ankles in “live slaughter” demonstrations, or covered their bare bodies in “blood” to protest the annual bull runs in Pamplona, Spain.

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