Two PETA members wearing provocative police costumes acted as fashion police handing out citations while holding placards reading “Animal Skins Are a Fashion Felony”. PETA says it wants “shoppers to go faux and make fur, leather and wool a thing of Christmas past.”
PETA have staged so many publicity stunts they deserve a huge pat on the back. The charity’s activists have dressed up as chickens, rats, carrots, rabbits, priests, even Santa Claus to make a point. My favourite PETA stunt saw Pamela Anderson the TV babe unveil a poster for the animal rights group during a visit to Vienna. The poster showed the actor clad in a bikini made of three lettuce leaves. It read “Turn over a new leaf: Try vegetarian.” Another high was when they used a former Penthouse model to promote vegetarianism by wrestling in a vat of tofu in cities across America.