PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) took to the streets of Hollywood to remind shoppers this holiday season not to purchase fur, leather, wool or exotic skins. To help deliver their message, PETA brought out four body-painted beauties decorated as a tiger, cow, leopard and snake. Each model held a sign saying, “Animal Prints Not Animal Skins.”
Pedestrians on Hollywood Blvd stopped to look and to snap photos, or, to pose with the colorful models. For some drivers, Los Angeles traffic afforded them the opportunity for a longer look. After 10 minutes of “protest”, police officers finally stepped in and made a phone call to see if the models had to be removed. Ultimately, they were allowed to stay and they went back to posing in front of the Hollywood and Highland Center. PETA’s protest lasted for over an hour.
“Animal Prints Not Animal Skins” can be seen on a billboard criticizing Kim Kardashian for wearing fur above Beverly & Sweetzer in Los Angeles.
Four body painted models for PETA stand on the sidewalk holding signs “Animal Prints Not Animals Skins” to promote PETA’s campaign against animal cruelty on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
A billboard on the corner of Beverly & Sweetzer sponsored by PETA criticizes Kim Kardashian for wearing fur in Los Angeles, California.