Demonstrators from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will hold a protest at noon today in Winnipeg to urge shoppers to stay away from animal skins this holiday season.
Protestors will be completely naked, while only being covered in body paint representing leopard and cow prints.
“Shoppers can find faux fur, divinyl pleather, and lots of stylish alternatives to animal skins everywhere from Santa Claus Lane to 34th Street,” said PETA spokesperson Emily Lavender. “We’re asking people to cross fur, leather, and other animal skins off their shopping lists this year and give everyone — including animals — a reason to celebrate this holiday season.”
Protestors will hold signs reading, “Animal Prints, Not Animal Skins,” outside Portage Place Shopping Centre near the intersection of Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street.