December 13, 2006
PETA has a group called the Lettuce Ladies who demonstrate against the eating of animals. Perhaps they might have bitten off more than they can chew when they started demonstrating in Kazakhstan:
Two British animal rights campaigners clad in nothing more than bikinis made of lettuce leaves braved freezing temperatures on Tuesday to urge the people of Kazakhstan to stop eating horses and go vegetarian.
As the putative homeland of fictional TV reporter Borat, the vast and formerly nomadic Central Asian state has risen to prominence in recent months, leading People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ask them to stop eating meat.
"Whereas Borat is ridiculing the country, we're trying to come here with a positive message," Yvonne Taylor, 35, told Reuters. "We're saying that going vegetarian is the best thing people can do for their health and to stop animals suffering."
Kazakhstan's national cuisine is almost entirely meat-based. Horse sausage and boiled sheep's head are delicacies while lamb and offal are part of the staple diet.
To give you an example of quite how awful the food is there even the Russians think it is foul.
However, I have to admit that judging by these two lettuce ladies, skimpy bikinis or not, they're not going to change the minds of many Kazakhs.
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