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Semi-naked PETA protesters draw a crowd

Semi-naked PETA protesters draw a crowd

Group is protesting the amount of water the cattle industry uses.
By Michael Board
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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The entrance to the Alamo was packed this afternoon, but people were not there to see the shrine of Texas liberty.

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals staged a protest involving a makeshift shower and a nearly-naked woman.

"The whole process of raising and killing animals for food uses a tremendous amount of water. Slaughterhouses require tons of water to wash and clean," activist Colleen Higgins tells News Radio 1200 WOAI.

She says she was shocked when she was told how much water the cattle industry uses.

"It roughly comes to 2,463 gallons of water for one pound of meat. So every time you skip eating that pound meat, you're saving more water than if you were to skip showers for six months.

Of course, many of the onlookers were not there to be educated. They were more interested in the raven-haired radical who was willing to take a shower in the middle of Alamo Plaza.

Higgins says it's all part of their master plan.

"Whether people coming to see naked women or the shower, they're leaving with our message."

News Radio 1200 WOAI San Antonio Texas
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