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PETAs animal mascots invade Makati street to promote climate change awareness


Commotion transpired along Amorsolo Street in Makati City on Wednesday morning after police and traffic enforcers intercepted a passenger jeepney carrying rallyists dressed as animal mascots.

A report by GMA News' Oscar Oida on Balitanghali quoted the rallyists—members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)—as saying that they were sending an important message regarding the importance of climate change awareness and the need to convert to a vegan life to promote animal welfare.

PETA members from Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, the Philippines, and other nations gathered peacefully and waved to people in Makati to send out their message, according to the report.

The international animal welfare organization aims to capture the attention of the economic leaders attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila this week to further promote their cause.

Because the supposed protest was generally peaceful, no charges were pressed against the rallyists.

However, PETA representatives from all over the world were all led to the police station to clear out the area as protests of any form were not allowed in Makati, especially considering the strict security protocols implemented following the start of the 2015 APEC Summit. —Bianca Rose Dabu/KBK, GMA News

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