Veggie Pride Parade
New York's first-ever Veggie Pride Parade took place on Sunday with
several hundred vegetarian and vegan activists who gathered for a march
to Washington Square Park to promote the environmental, ethical and
health advantages of a meat-free diet. See article below.
Vegetables on march against meat biz
By Erin Einhorn
Monday, May 19th 2008, 4:00 AM
Vegetables walked in the first-ever Veggie Pride Parade.
It was New York's first-ever Veggie Pride Parade - and people in giant
carrot costumes sprouted across the Meatpacking District.
"We're putting the meat business on notice," said parade organizer
Pamela Rice. "We're watching them now."
She was one of several hundred vegetarian and vegan activists who
assembled on a plaza down the street from the Hog Pit BBQ restaurant for
a march to Washington Square Park to promote the environmental, ethical
and health advantages of a meat-free diet.
After the walking carrot and pea pod at the front of the procession came
a couple in banana costumes, holding hands as they marched, and then a
man in a "Super Vegan" costume with a blazing "V" on his chest and a
woman waving a hot pink tinfoil pig with a plaintive sign reading, "Save
Bringing up the rear of the march were the ecofarmers with a long tube
of pink netting representing a meat-eater's colon. It had signs pointing
to "butt cancer," "polyps" and a large plastic "colostomy bag" filled
with plastic poop.
"Protect your poop chute," said Jenny Brown of the Woodstock Farm Animal
Sanctuary as marchers handed pamphlets to the Sunday brunchers at
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