PETA Ends Meat-Eating Forever With Brave Public Make-Out Session Downtown

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Photos by Jay Barker
Let's give credit where it's due: you can't ever accuse PETA of letting cold weather, common sense or good taste ruin the opportunity for a perfectly good publicity stunt.

As promised, the group returned to their favorite downtown street corner, Main and Akard, this morning for what their press release promised would be "display of passion" that would leave passersby "gaping." When we arrived, those passersby amounted to five cops, three of them on Segways and two more loitering by a cruiser. They watched as the happy, goose-bumped couple, a black-haired guy and his red-haired, crimson-lingeried girlfriend, made out strenuously on a bed with a pink satin cover. Volunteers on either side of them held pink signs that read "Have a Heart - Go Vegan" and "Vegans Make Better Lovers."

"We're making sure nobody bothers them," Detective Mike Mendez of the Intelligence Unit told us. In the 20 minutes or so we stood there, the number of Segway and bike cops doubled, all of them watching very, very intently to ensure the couple's right to free smoochspeech.

Meanwhile, campaigner Tracy Patton and a couple of volunteers walked around handing out "vegan starter-kits," glossy magazine-sized booklets with pictures of celebrities and recipes for spring rolls and mango salsa.

"This is going to get me going," one guy told Patton, taking a booklet. We're 90 percent sure he meant the kit.

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Patton told us that the kissing couple is in fact the same pair who have been seen faux-getting it on for PETA this week in Shreveport, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. They're actually a couple who have been together three years, they're originally from L.A. (be nice), and they were not allowed to talk to us. A camera guy from Channel 33 asked for a quick chat with the pair, and Patton told him that was verboten.

"I can feed them one soundbite to say to you," she offered sweetly.

"I'm sorry?" he replied, looking confused. "You can feed them something to say to me? Never mind."

"They're busy," Patton replied. "Their job is to be the visual." A moment later, she rounded up the three camera guys who were present and offered the soundbite herself. "The best way to spice up your love life is a vegan diet," she told them. "It gives you more energy and a sexier physique." Plus, a meat-heavy diet clogs blood flow "not only to the heart but to other vital organs. Meat eating correlates with impotence." Behind her, the guy's hands clasped around his girlfriend were starting to look a little blue.

"The response to the campaign has been so positive," Patton told us a moment later. "Lots of waves, smiles, thumbs-up and honking."

We asked, because it's our job sometimes to pose inanely obvious questions, why PETA is so fond of using naked, mute ladies in its publicity campaigns. Patton pointed out that they use men too.

"PETA has the utmost respect for anyone, man or woman, who chooses to go naked," she said. "It's a fun, upbeat way to draw attention to a serious issue. It makes people stop and think more than something different would." Or it makes people stop, giggle and snap cell phone photos, which is what the few pedestrians trickling by were mostly doing.

"Oh mah God," declared an elderly lady with her eyebrows drawn on, hurrying by. "I think that should stay in the bedroom."

The couple and their handlers should be downtown till 1:00 or so. There was no sign of any of those Friends of Unfair Park who promised in the comments yesterday to swing by to taunt the lovebirds with some ribs or a bucket of chicken. Very disappointing.

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j
j

I did have a Heart, a Cow Heart to be exact. Was pretty tasty actually

DaTruth
DaTruth

I eat meat. I also support PETA.

Cno64
Cno64

I'm kind of envious of her, for several reasons ...

Lea Tyelene
Lea Tyelene

http://www.tulsaworld.com/blog...There was a photographer there for an hour and a half- he took hundreds of pictures. This journalist picked a bad picture on purpose. Just saying- My boyfriend is in amazing shape, and I am not a cow. Click the link and see for yourself! :)

Kergo
Kergo

MEH........watching hippies engage in romance is like shoveling a six foot ditch-NOT fun. 

Guesto
Guesto

I would so much like to eat a bucket of KFC while watching them make out.

Ehhhh
Ehhhh

Ehhh kind of stupid and a waste of funds. It would be nice if they tried something more productive. I can just imagine all the non-vegan onlookers..."wow, I wasn't a vegan before, but now that I've seen these strangers making out in the middle of street on a bed...well hot hell...I think I'm going to make a life changing decision and identify as a vegan now!'

Joe
Joe

I would have loved to stand next to them gawking and eating a Big Mac.... and I don't even like Big Macs!

Pecos_Drifter
Pecos_Drifter

Looks like the cops and of course the ever important reporting from Anna trying to create news......I'm Ron Burgundy?

Cobra
Cobra

I LIKE STEAK! AND RAPE!

Danton
Danton

yea but meat is good. like really good.

whycertainly
whycertainly

How do two vegans kiss each other when they're constantly trying to smell their own farts?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Nothing wrong with a little meat on a woman!

Paul
Paul

I guess that there will be no wienies eaten ...

That's hot dogs you dirty minded preverts .... 8-D

scottindallas
scottindallas

Looks like that woman has ingested too much milk fat in her past.  Also, looks like she suffers vitamin D deficiency.

Oaklawn_Guy
Oaklawn_Guy

What a double standard.  What do you think would happen if that were two men down there in bed to support marriage equality?  Wouldn't be so cute for the cops then, I assure you of that.

Heywood U Buzzoff
Heywood U Buzzoff

How can you have a heart, or any other internal organ, and stay a vegan?!?!  

Greg
Greg

That was an interesting article to read while I was eating my pulled pork tacos.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

"PETA has the utmost respect for anyone, man or woman, who chooses to go naked,"

Sounds like an opportunity for some economically and environmentally distressed local farmers to go to their offices, strip down, and ask them to try some local sausages.

Montemalone
Montemalone

I didn't realize vegans were so voluptuous.

Amy S
Amy S

Hmmm. I think we've seen the design on those boxers before.

Albert
Albert

Cucumbers anyone?

disgustipated
disgustipated

I think you are beautiful and you give courage to all of us who care about animals to stand up and fight!  THANK YOU! 

Also...You are really, really, really, sexy.

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

I'm not in charge of picking the photos, and I would never refer to any human being as a "cow" (and I certainly don't think you look like one). I do wish we could've interviewed you guys though! If you want to talk, please feel free to shoot me an email at anna.merlan@dallasobserver.com. Thanks, Lea. Sorry about the body snarking up above.    

Shayna
Shayna

we fight for animals!

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

Wait, how come YOU get to be Ron Burgundy? This deal sucks. 

scottindallas
scottindallas

 I'd just expect more lean on a vegan.  I don't mind thick at all, but skinny fat doesn't do it for me.

Paul
Paul

 What?  She has rickets?

scottindallas
scottindallas

get two smoking hot lipstick lesbians and then both sexes on the force would be excited.

jfpo
jfpo

Most vegans I know are rail thin and catch the flu after a slight breeze.

Jasminesmith198714
Jasminesmith198714

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Brentney Hamilton
Brentney Hamilton

I care. Even if you're not a vegan, it's good to know what unusual (and, yes, interesting) things are going on. Probably made for an interesting commute this morning. 

disgustipated
disgustipated

Why were you disappointed that nobody showed up with buckets of chicken? This is written with a really passive aggressive tone. I think your manager made a very poor choice when he assigned you to this project. Obviously, you couldnt care less about animals. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Judging from that pic, you outta be fighting for diet pills........jes sayin'.........she's vegan, and she looks like she swallowed a whole cow!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I was going more for the play on words, meat..vegan...nevermind...fail places in gun in butthole, pulls trigger, no funeral

cp
cp

Not the ones I know, they all have breadboxes for rear-ends...

disgustipated
disgustipated

"There was no sign of any of those Friends of Unfair Park who promised in the comments yesterday to swing by to taunt the lovebirds with some ribs or a bucket of chicken. Very disappointing."

REALLY counter productive for a vegetarian. Do you not support PETA or are you pro meat industry? Either way you don't have a "Same team" mentality which is "Very disappointing:"

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

I've been a strict vegetarian for ten years. Try again. 

Cno64
Cno64

Oh, please!So, she has curves, and doesn't court skin cancer(by tanning)?I'm a straight woman, and I think she looks great!

disgustipated
disgustipated

post a pic of yourself before you judge others, plz

Storm_71
Storm_71

*******claps with baby arm************

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Or u dont listen to the ticket, no biggie, my audience gets it, lol

Can't Wait
Can't Wait

What?  "fail places in gun in butthole, pulls trigger, no funeral"  Sounds violent and disgusting but maybe you just did not type correctly whatever it was that you were trying to convey.

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