Costumed activists bring animal protest to Broad Street

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 12:52 PM
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Two scantily dressed activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged locals to stop wearing animal skins and fur on clothing.

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 Peta activist Virginia Fort, left, and  Elena Larrea stand at the intersection of Broad St. and 10th Monday morning. The pair were trying to bring attention to the suffering of animals on factory farms.   Zach Boyden-Holmes/Staff
Zach Boyden-Holmes/Staff
Peta activist Virginia Fort, left, and Elena Larrea stand at the intersection of Broad St. and 10th Monday morning. The pair were trying to bring attention to the suffering of animals on factory farms.

On Broad Street during the lunch hour, the protesters dressed in undergarments, orange body paint from head to toe and bushy fake fox tails attracted some attention from passersby.

“There’s simply no need to keep killing (animals) to keep warm, and especially not for fashion,” said Virginia Fort, PETA senior campaigner.

“Paint is what calls them over but when they hear our message they understand how serious we are.”

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belle
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belle 01/23/12 - 01:04 pm
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Clearly you didn't expect
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Clearly you didn't expect anyone to take you seriously so what was your real purpose?

thewaytolite
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thewaytolite 01/23/12 - 01:40 pm
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Those are two foxy ladies

Those are two foxy ladies

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 01/23/12 - 01:46 pm
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I watched the video three

I watched the video three times...did they say something?

my.voice
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my.voice 01/23/12 - 01:49 pm
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I thought they were

I thought they were announcing their intentions to run for the ARC Commission.

urright
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urright 01/23/12 - 02:21 pm
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Kinda a pitiful excuse to run

Kinda a pitiful excuse to run around mostly naked. How about PETE? People for the Ethical Treatment of our Eyes? Put on some clothes!

omnomnom
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omnomnom 01/23/12 - 02:30 pm
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offended by the human form

offended by the human form urright?

BamaMan
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BamaMan 01/23/12 - 02:36 pm
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Hope they got paid alot, it's

Hope they got paid alot, it's cold outside! I think a message could've been gotten across in a different way. No class.

FreedomFighter
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FreedomFighter 01/23/12 - 02:49 pm
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Lighten up! They just want to

Lighten up!
They just want to get their message out and have found a way to get our attention. No need to feel threatened.
At least they are doing something to further their causes, not sitting around in comfortable chairs griping about what other people are doing with their time.

ANGEL
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ANGEL 01/23/12 - 02:51 pm
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I wonder how many wrecks will

I wonder how many wrecks will be on Broad Street

urright
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urright 01/23/12 - 02:54 pm
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Try to explain that to a

Try to explain that to a 4-year-old when they see it. Next thing you know, they are standing in the front yard naked, wearing their Christmas reindeer antlers,holding a sign saying "Vegies r not 2 eet." What an example!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/23/12 - 02:57 pm
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Uh....OK......so what about
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Uh....OK......so what about EATING animals? You gals good with that?

In fact, PETA has a problem with ALL human animal use but they don't state that up front. The "fashion" angle is what they use as an "in" to get peoples' attention. The heavy duty indoctrination comes later.

Meat..................it's what's for dinner!

omnomnom
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omnomnom 01/23/12 - 03:04 pm
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all you have to say is they

all you have to say is they are exercising their 1st amendment rights! yeesh! is it the message or their means that offend you?

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David Parker 01/24/12 - 10:10 am
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Lighten up

Lighten up Francis

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"♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♪♫•*¨"

due to another user flagging this comment, I want to clarify this was not directed at an individual. Google it and go to the result referring to the movie "Stripes". That should clarify enough. Sorry for the confusion flagger.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/23/12 - 03:24 pm
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Urright, I say let them stand

Urright, I say let them stand in the yard naked with the deer antlers. I'd kind of play them along just to keep them there.

"You know, steak doesn't taste that good to me anymore for some reason. What do y'all think I should do?"

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/23/12 - 03:54 pm
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@omnomnom They're exercising
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@omnomnom

They're exercising their 1st amendment rights? Good for them.

Is it OK if I exercise mine? PETA stinks. There.................got a problem with that?

As long as yapping is ALL that PETA does, I'm fine with it. However, PETA is a big deal in Europe. It has physically attacked and harmed scientists who use animals for experimentation in biomedical research and their literature makes it clear that they consider ALL human animal use to be wrong.

I certainly have a problem when violent fascists tell me what I can and can't eat.

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burninater 01/23/12 - 04:04 pm
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Try to explain that to a

Try to explain that to a 4-year-old when they see it.
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Well, I guess there's a couple ways you could approach this with a four-year-old. You could say 1) honey, these people are a menace that threaten America with their free speech, or 2) look at the funny ladies in their costumes!

BBSouth
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BBSouth 01/23/12 - 04:45 pm
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What do you say to your four

What do you say to your four year old when they see it on TV or in a magazine? At least these ladies are doing for something they beleive in instead of $$$$.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 01/23/12 - 04:54 pm
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I'm sure they made daddy

I'm sure they made daddy proud

Bobby Hill
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Bobby Hill 01/23/12 - 04:58 pm
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ironic...the makeup covering
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ironic...the makeup covering their bodies was more than likely tested on animals and probably contains animal byproducts!!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/23/12 - 05:00 pm
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Kind of reminds me of the

Kind of reminds me of the commercial where the guy ends up with a grandbaby wearing a dog collar.

burninater
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burninater 01/23/12 - 05:39 pm
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Bobby, PETA people generally

Bobby, PETA people generally are -- excuse the pun -- rabid about their cause. I bet their makeup is all vegetable-based, mixed up in 50 gallon batches in a VW bus halfway between Eugene and Salem on the I-5.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/23/12 - 05:45 pm
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Burn said, "I bet their

Burn said, "I bet their makeup is all vegetable-based, mixed up in 50 gallon batches in a VW bus halfway between Eugene and Salem on the I-5."

Burn, that was funny as all get out. I can visualize them. I guess you ain't all bad if you can laugh at things like that.

Bobby Hill
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Bobby Hill 01/23/12 - 05:56 pm
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VW Buses with LEATHER
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VW Buses with LEATHER seats!!!

bjphysics
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bjphysics 01/23/12 - 06:26 pm
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I felt Everlasting Monogamous

I felt Everlasting Monogamous True Love for the one on the left, then I felt it for the one on the right, then I felt Everlasting Monogamous True Love for both.

Then I navigated to the Hooters website and found newer and truer monogamous everlasting love there that lasted 10 minutes.

My bad.

Newsreader
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Newsreader 01/23/12 - 06:30 pm
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Now I know how why the

Now I know how why the redneck drove that Pickup onto the tressle! LOL.
@URRight, I think they cover PETE as well, it has been a while since my eyes were treated so ethically by a protester. Did you look at any of the Occupy protesters? Also they look a lot better than the gal in the cow costume promoting the chicken sandwich.

Pu239
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Pu239 01/23/12 - 08:45 pm
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I wonder why they weren't
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I wonder why they weren't protesting in say....Prudhoe Bay...it's a balmy -49 degrees.....but it only feels like -79 degrees. I wager they would find a good many folks wearing fur there.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/23/12 - 10:27 pm
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Are they from around here?

Are they from around here?

allhans
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allhans 01/23/12 - 11:13 pm
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Nice speedos.

Nice speedos.

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 01/24/12 - 08:33 am
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Genesis 1:27-28: 27 So God

Genesis 1:27-28:

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Works for me!

urright
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urright 01/24/12 - 08:38 am
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River--I was talking about

River--I was talking about the 4-year-old naked in the yard. I'm hoping you weren't.
The only thing I was offended by was the fact that one of them is a little...thick.
The little one doesn't see that stuff on TV. Sprout doesn't show that kind of thing.

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