People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wanted to make a statement on the first day of the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival. So the animal rights group served up a nearly naked activist on a plate.
At the corner of West Georgia and Granville streets, a PETA activist today (May 30) lay down on a plate bearing these words: "Try to relate to who is on your plate."
In case the message got lost in the nakedness, PETA vice president of communications Lisa Lange explains in a news release: "PETA is challenging people to think about what 'meat' really is: the corpse of an abused animal who did not want to die. With all the delicious mock meats and faux dairy products available these days, there's never been a better time to go vegan."
According to PETA, at today's factory farms, "chickens and turkeys often have their throats cut while they're still conscious, piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any painkillers, and calves are taken away from their mothers within 48 hours of birth".