A person dressed up as a carrot appeared outside of Browne Elementary School in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday afternoon just as students were about to be dismissed for the day.
The pro-vegan carrot mascot held a sign saying, "Eat Your Veggies, Not Your Friends."
The protest was staged by the animal-rights organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
In other locales, PETA demonstrations have featured scantily clad or even nude protesters. So, it may have come as a relief to parents and school administrators in Spokane that the carrot mascot was fully covered.
According to a PETA press release, the carrot mascot and other PETA members will urge kids not only to eat more veggies, but also to consider dropping meat and other animal products from their diets altogether.
“PETA points out that eating meat, dairy products, and eggs has been conclusively linked to strokes, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease, which can occur in young people — even those in elementary school,” the PETA press release said. “PETA also wants kids to know that going vegan is the best way to help stop the daily suffering of billions of animals raised and killed for food.”
Read more from Northwest Cable News. The link shows a picture of the carrot mascot.