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Giant Inflatable Puppy Wants You to Pass on that Burger 

People driving past Drake Park for lunch were greeted by a large inflatable dog and a handful of animal rights activists urging them to fill up on plant-based foods.
  • Photo by Erin Rook.
  • People driving past Drake Park for lunch were greeted by a large inflatable dog and a handful of animal rights activists urging them to fill up on plant-based foods.

It's generally considered poor table manners to talk about the unsavory origins of one's food during a meal, but that's precisely why animal rights activists staged their Drake Park protest at a time when Bendites were likely to be on their way to lunch.

Members of Mercy for Animals, joined by a handful of local supporters, stood along Riverside Avenue from 11 a.m. to noon today with standard-issue animal rights signage (featuring animals that are either cute and cuddly or covered in blood) and one unconventional prop—a 10-foot inflatable puppy in a hot dog bun.

The message: "Why Love One but Eat the Other?"

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Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...
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