October 23, 2002
THE STUPID VS. THE EVIL:Naked fur protest stuns Chinese (BBC, 23 October, 2002)
Two Western anti-fur protesters have been arrested after stripping off in a busy shopping street in the Chinese capital Beijing.
Kayla Worden, 31, and Briton Yvonne Taylor, 29, were hauled off in a police van in their underwear minutes after casting off red robes in front of dozens of onlookers.
They had unfurled banners reading "We'd rather go naked than wear fur" in English and Chinese, in protest at a fur trade fair due to open in the city on Friday.
The two women are members of animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), which believes that the fur trade is cruel and necessary.
These trivial dimwits did this in a country whose governing party has killed--what?--about 30 million of its own people and even now has untold numbers in prison for their religious beliefs or for political activism. The heck with the stinkin' ferrets; how about the Chinese people? Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2002 6:27 PM