Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Save the snakes (by Suzie)


      In St. Petersburg, Fla., PETA is protesting the skinning of snakes and other reptiles for clothing and accessories. Once again, it's using women's bodies to make the point. A woman in underwear, painted like a snake, is lying on the sidewalk with her arms at her side. 
      One of the inane people who left comments on a newspaper's Web site suggested PETA paint an overweight woman gray to publicize the plight of the manatees. How very clever, except PETA prefers its naked female protesters to be slim and conventionally attractive.
       But, hey, I'm all for saving the snakes.