Issue Date: Jun 15, 2008
A parade on May 18 brought a variety of fauna lovers on New York's streets. It took place in downtown Manhattan and organizers called it Veggie Pride. The festivities began at noon in the meatpacking district and drew about 600 people and at least one vegan dog--Simba, a tofu-fed black Labrador retriever. Some people dressed up as bananas, or heads of broccoli, or pigs or bloodied cows. A police officer, Jim Alberici, who was helping with crowd control, said he did not expect any violence. "Not unless someone shows up dressed as a meat processor," he said.
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