Thursday, February 05, 2004

Now that's tempting

PETA News Release | Women Strips Naked to Protest Circus Cruelty in Atlanta
Atlanta — Confined to a cage with their nude bodies painted like tigers, with a banner above them reading, "Wild Animals Don’t Belong Behind Bars," two women will protest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ treatment of animals and the "sucker statements" about animal care that are issued by the circus at each stop:

Date: Thursday, February 5
Time: 12 noon-1 p.m.
Place: Peachtree Center Mall Entrance, 223 Peachtree St. N.E.
Now, this isn't a new tactic. PETA has been stalking Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey for years now. Nor will this be the time when anyone (besides me) challenges their use of the words "nude" and "naked". Their caged girls always wear bikini bottoms, sometimes wear tops, and always carry large signs at breast-level.

It is interesting that the closest they could get to the actual venue (Philips Arena) is Peachtree Center, several blocks away and not line-of-sight by anyone's definition. But then, the street level mall entrance opens directly onto the food court, which at lunchtime should be reasonably high visibility. And what's the weather supposed to be tomorrow? Rainy, high of 42. I wonder if they'll be inside the mall.

Maybe they actually mean CNN Center, which is on the same block as Philips Arena.

Two girls? In the same cage? You may have to do better than that to attract attention, now that Janet Jackson has raised the bar.

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