Mangalore, March 25, 2011: To be fair, it’s not something you’d expect to see while driving - even in LA. Cameras were rolling yesterday when animal rights group Peta caused a car crash during a naked shower protest. The driver had been distracted by the beautiful, naked models soaping themselves in a makeshift shower on the side of the road.
He ploughed his grey sedan straight into the back of a white pick-up truck at a stoplight in front of him. CBS cameras captured the entire incident. Fortunately the damage appeared to be minimal, and the only thing wounded seemed to be the driver’s pride. Peta’s models were baring all and showering in public to promote a vegan lifestyle.
The group claims that by giving up just one pound of meat, Americans could save up to 2,463 gallons of water. That’s six months of shower water, Peta claimed. But the American Meat Association hit back in comments to CBS, claiming that the industry is constantly trying to find ways to economise on water. ’Sometimes, when people do these sorts of carbon-footprint analysis, the obvious answer is the opposite of what they thought it was,’ spokesman Jeremy Russell told the network.
’Water use is actually quite expensive for meat companies. There is a constant pressure, an economic pressure on them, to become more and more efficient in how they use water.’