People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals activist Bruce Friedrich was arrested in front of Buckingham Palace today after streaking in front of the palace.
Wearing only a pair of tennis shoes and the words “GoVeg.Com” printed in marker on his back, Friedrich was detained shortly before U.S. president George W. Bush arrived to have lunch with the Queen.
The Press Association reported, “A spokeswoman for People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said he was trying to shed light on the issue of cruelty to animals in food production and the alternative to a meat-based diet.”
Uh-huh. I’m not quite sure what the connection is between a naked Friedrich and vegetarianism, unless he’s trying to tell us that the animal rights movement is simply a modern updating of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” passing off its foolishness and folly as if it were wisdom.
Streaking Activist Arrested. Wayne Veysey, The Press Association, July 19, 2001.
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