Vegans protest meat and dairy industries at G20
THREE girls painted head to toe in green attracted crews from most of the state's media to a street corner in South Brisbane. Their message? Stop eating meat.
The three vegans, who are members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, want G20 leaders to take notice of the "meat and dairy industries' drain on the Earth's resources and take their responsibility for climate change".
PETA supporter Jo Miller disagreed they were sending a message about objectifying women by parading the streets half-naked.
"We don't feel objectified at all, we're talking about going green, environmental issues and of course animal rights and health issues," she said.
"We do this voluntarily, we're passionate about this."
When asked how many coats of bodypaint they were wearing, fellow vegan Anika said "it's a little bit uncomfortable but it's nothing compared to what the animals are feeling right now".
Campaign co-ordinator Claire Fryer said climate change should be on every world leader's agenda.
"The UN have stated that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary if we're going to fight the worst effects of climate change," she said.
"Not everyone can afford to buy a hybrid car but we can all do our bit for the environment by choosing a vegie burger instead of a chicken sandwich.
"This is a fun and eye-catching way to reach out with an important message."