They need more peaceful demonstrations such as this one.. <leers> PETA Stages Vegetarian 'Love-In' in Idaho
|Fri Jul 23, 6:12 PM ET|
BOISE, Idaho - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals staged a 'Live Make-Out Tour' on Friday to promote vegetarian eating.
The event ? in which a scantily clad couple make out in a bed set up on a city sidewalk ? is meant to demonstrate PETA's claims that vegetarians are better lovers, PETA spokesman Ravi Chand said.
Additional activists were to pass out information about the health benefits of vegan living.
A city spokesman gave the OK for the couple to canoodle because they were making a political statement.
"The city welcomes public discussion on important issues and this is certainly an important issue to some," said Michael Zuzel, spokesman for Mayor Dave Bieter. "As long as they're not obstructing the sidewalk or creating a public nuisance, they're fine."
Though both the city and the state have public indecency laws, Zuzel said he did not believe the demonstration would violate them. Besides, he said, political events are given more leeway in the rules.