PHOTOS: PETA Voices Equal Rights for Animals
August 16, 2011
To show that all animals, humans included, have the same parts, Meggan Anderson bared all on Alvarado street in Monterey on Tuesday.
Wearing only skin-toned underwear, she covered her breasts by holding a protest sign. Anderson, a member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) had written cuts of animal meat on her body, like "chuck", "rib" and "rump". The demonstration is part of the organization's "Body Parts" campaign.
Spectators pulled out camera phones and made a variety of comments at the demonstrators, both positive and negative.
"They are doing it peacefully and politely, so I'm okay with it," said Rick Johnson, a Monterey resident. "I don't think we should censor any type of free speech, even if we disagree with it."
When asked about a few overheard misogynistic comments, Hayden Hamilton, a campaigner for PETA, said that their nude campaigns tend to garner more attention.
"(Anderson) is bearing her skin to save the skins of animals."
Across the street, two women held another protest, pushing people to help support Greenpeace. The two rallies were independent of each other, but more heads turned towards the scantily-clad, PETA supporter.
One unnamed representative of Greenpeace made note of this:
"Seeing her naked, with writing on her, doesn't make me not want a cheeseburger any less."