Vegan Mel Carries Out Her Nude Protest
|Photo by Keith May|
|Hear Vegan Mel roar!|
Sehgal is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), for whom she has pulled similar stunts, including one as recently as Tuesday in Fresno. The current target of PETA's ire is a familiar one to animal-rights advocates: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose treatment of performing animals has been blasted over the years. Circus officials have just as vigorously deflected the criticism.
Hoping to spread the word--and generate the headlines (you're welcome!)--before the circus comes to Honda Center July 15, Vegan Mel plopped her cage at South Lemon Street and West Center Street Promenade, where she held a sign stating, "Tigers in Circuses: Beaten, Battered, and Broken." Wonder if anyone even noticed the sign?