Activists Show Skin To Save Hides In Eugene
Motorists and pedestrians alike were treated to a display of skin and slick vinyl this afternoon in Eugene during the lunch hour at the corner of 10th Willamette. PETA Campaign Coordinator Lisa Franzetta, Rachel Wolf, and an anonymous local activist cow led a demonstration protesting cruelty to animals and advocating the use of substitutes to leather.
Clad only in skimpy black outfits and waving to passing cars, the protestors attracted much attention, as they have in many other cities on their national tour. They passed out pamphlets and raised consciousness concerning the availability of products not derived from animals, but that function as and have the appearance of leather.
Pamphlets included "PETA's Shopping Guide To Nonleather Products", which lists stores and companies worldwide that sell leather substitutes. This and other information is available at www.pleatheryourself.com and from PETA (www.PETA.org or 757-622-PETA.)